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 »

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Rap music

Rap Music and Molly

April 09, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA stays up to date on drug use trends. 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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Teen playing a guitar

Teen Songwriters Honored for National Drug Facts Week

March 07, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

As part of NIDA’s 2013 National Drug Facts Week, the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares selected five teens as winners of the “Teens! 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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