Drug Abuse Research Blog Posts

Man in a virtual world

Virtual Reality and Drug Abuse Treatment

January 22, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Do you or your friends play video games? Many video games create a virtual reality, a world that only exists on a computer, made up of vivid images and engrossing stories. Read More »

Tin of bath salts

Bath Salts: An Emerging Danger

February 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Bath salts—the drug, not the perfumed crystals you put in bath water—showed up just a few years ago. Read More »

Two adults presenting and award to a teenage girl.

NIDA's Where Are They Now Series? Turning Tragedy Into Inspiration

November 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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Life as an Intern at NIDA's Public Information and Liaison Branch

November 15, 2012  /  Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow

My name is Zofia, and I’m going to tell you a little bit about my experience interning with NIDA this past summer. I worked at NIDA last summer also, but in a different office. Read More »

Michael Guo

Science in an Office Environment: My Summer at NIDA

October 18, 2012  /  Michael Guo, NIDA Summer 2012 Intern

My name is Michael and I was an intern at NIDA during the summer of 2012. Normally, people picture scientists in laboratories when they think about the National Institutes of Health, but my time with NIDA has shown me that a lot of important scientific work is done in the office setting. Read More »