Drug Abuse Treatment Blog Posts

Betty Ford

Betty Ford: Shining a Light on Addiction

August 10, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You might have heard the news that former first lady Betty Ford recently died at the age of 93. Many of you reading this might never have heard of Betty Ford; after all, she became First Lady way back in 1974. Read More »


Back to "Rehab" for Amy Winehouse?

July 06, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Many of you probably heard that the European tour just launched by the talented Amy Winehouse has been canceled after fans watched the diva stumble under the lights in Serbia. Read More »

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Cyberspace is the New Frontier in Fighting Drug Abuse

June 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

So you’re friends with 100 or more people on Facebook, right? What are the chances that someone you know or a family member is in trouble with drugs or alcohol? Or thinking about trying something they wouldn’t do if they knew the facts? Read More »

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What is a Clinical Trial?

May 26, 2011  /  Sarah, NIDA Intern

My name is Sarah and before my high school senior year, I spent a summer at NIDA as an intern with the Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN). Never heard of it? Neither had I. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Withdrawal

May 19, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Ever wonder how “real” those grueling scenes on reality TV shows are when actors and other celebrities check in for addiction rehab and are shown going through withdrawal? After all, these folks are all in show biz! Read More »