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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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Macklemore Talks Drug Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery

February 26, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

“I wanted to get clean. Read More »

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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 »

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