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What Are "Co-Occurring" Disorders?

March 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

As many as 6 in 10 people with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder, to name a few. Read More »

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Real Life: SBB Readers Share Personal Stories

December 08, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Several SBB readers have submitted personal stories about their experiences—or their families' experiences—with addiction. We offer these stories to give you an inside view of how drug addiction can affect people's lives. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Why Take Drugs?

September 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, young people asked a lot of great questions. One really basic question came from a student in Pennsylvania: "Why do people take drugs?" Read More »

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National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - What You Can Do

April 19, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Sometimes we make jokes about our mental health, but serious mental illness is a real problem among young people in this country. Read More »

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Addiction For Real

April 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

If you were the producer of a crime show on TV, and your police officer character was a chain smoker, how would you write the scene where he chases a criminal down the street? A chain smoker would probably be winded, because of less lung room. So you’d show him panting and out of breath. Read More »

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