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What Triggers a Relapse? “Cues” Give Clues

March 16, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

By learning more about how drug cues work, scientists might gain insights into how to prevent relapses and help people stay in recovery. Read More »

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Say What? “Relapse”

July 09, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A person who's trying to stop using drugs can sometimes start using them again. Fortunately, treatment can help to lower the chance of this happening. Read More »

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“Personalized Medicine” for Drug Problems?

December 18, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Could gene research help treat drug problems—or even prevent them from happening in the first place? Read More »

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Ashamed About a Drug Problem? Don’t Be.

October 02, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A problem with drug or alcohol use is something to get help for, not something to be ashamed about.  Read More »

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Addiction Is a Disease

March 29, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Why can’t people who have an addiction “just stop” using drugs? Read More »

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