Cory Monteith

R.I.P. Cory Monteith

July 17, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

This past weekend, Hollywood was shocked by news of “Glee” star Cory Monteith’s unexpected death. He was only 31 years old. Read More »

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Blurred view of a dance club

Real Teens Ask About Speedballs

June 26, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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Grant speaking at the TED Talks

Finding Your Voice: Using Creativity for Positive Change

April 04, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In 2011, at age 14, Grant Davis was recognized by NIDA and the GRAMMY Foundation for his song, “Just a Child,” a tribute to his older sister Kelly, who struggled with addiction. Read More »

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Blake Minnerly

Transforming Tragedy Into Hope

October 02, 2012  /  Blake Minnerly, Teacher at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

One of the things I love most about music is its ability to transform tragedy into hope, as anyone who has listened obsessively to a "breakup song" knows. But, as artists like Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Joan Baez, and countless others have shown, songs can do more than comfort. Read More »

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Choose Your Path BFF or the Ex

Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Abuse

May 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

You may have heard marijuana referred to as a “gateway drug,” meaning that it can open doors to other kinds of drug abuse. But did you know that prescription painkillers can be gateway drugs to heroin? Read More »

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