A graphic with text. "They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, 'No, no, no...' I ain't got the time." Amy Winehouse, from the song "Rehab."

'Amy' and 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'—Up Close and Very Personal

August 07, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Anyone who uses drugs can become addicted. And just because someone is famous, that doesn’t make their addiction any more glamorous. Read More »

Hands raised at an evening outdoor concert.

Concerts and Drugs: Is There a Way to Reduce the Dangers?

June 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Concert festivals are all about good music, good friends, and big crowds. But for some people, these events are also about using drugs. Read More »

young woman singing about drug abuse prevention

Write a Song To Promote Healthy Decisions

October 29, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Recently, NIDA met with its Teen Advisory Group—a group of diverse teens from around the country—to talk about pop culture, celebrities, and drugs. Read More »

People having fun at a concert

Summer Music Festivals: More About Partying Than Music?

July 09, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Summer music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, or Country USA offer a great chance to hear live music, hang out with friends, and enjoy a fun scene. Outdoor festivals draw thousands of people from across the country for multiday events featuring dozens of shows. Read More »

Young women with words "To live naturally high" written next to her

Music and a Positive Lifestyle: One Teen’s “Natural High”

May 07, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

What is Allura Garis’ Natural High? Music. Why? She enjoys how music brings people together. She also loves the passion that her favorite musicians bring to their performances. Read More »