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Real Teens Ask: How Can I Help?

November 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s 2013 Drug Facts Chat Day, several teens shared touching stories about friends who are struggling with drug abuse and asked how they can Read More »

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Rhonda

Thoughts on Recovery: Rhonda’s Story

September 17, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Rhonda started abusing drugs when she was 14 years old. She entered treatment for addiction when she was 19. Now at age 21, she has been drug free for almost 2 years, attends college, and enjoys time with her two children. Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan on Why Recovery Can Be So Hard

August 22, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

“I’m an addict,” Lindsay Lohan told Oprah in a recent interview. Read More »

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Cory Monteith

“Glee” Star Continues Path to Recovery From Drug Addiction

April 30, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Recovery from addiction doesn’t mean completing a rehabilitation program and then you are cured. Addiction is a brain disease that requires commitment and effort every single day to stay off drugs. It can also mean more than one round of treatment—and usually does. Read More »

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Celebrating Young People in Recovery

September 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Because addiction is a disease, it can be treated with therapy and, in some cases, medication. People can enter recovery from addiction, just like people can enter recovery from other diseases, like cancer. Read More »

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