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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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A Personal Story of Sorrow and Hope: The Jacob P. Waletzky Award

January 27, 2016  /  Jeremy Waletzky, M.D.

If there had been a treatment that worked, Jacob would have used it. He’d had several treatments that helped some—but he was still dead. Read More »

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Addiction in Fiction: Lincoln Faces Addiction in CW’s TV Show The 100

January 20, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Fictional characters are sometimes depicted dealing with issues of drug use and addiction. How accurate are their experiences? Read More »

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