Electronic sports player holding a remote control game device

Wired to Win? Drug Testing Comes to eSports

November 18, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Like the big leagues in traditional sports, electronic sports are facing their own drug scandal, as some “e-athletes” turn to chemicals for an extra edge in performance.  Read More »

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The Buzz on Caffeine

June 25, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

This post from 2012 gets a refresh highlighting new caffeine trends. Question: What’s the most widely used drug? Read More »

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A collection of growing khat shrubs.

Let’s Talk About Khat

April 23, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Never heard of khat (pronounced “cot”)? That’s okay—not many people in the United States use it (its use isn’t measured, so we don’t know the exact numbers). Read More »

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Teens handing each other drugs

Is Pure MDMA Safer Than Other Drugs?

March 05, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

One of the biggest myths about Molly—pure MDMA—is that it’s safer than other drugs. This belief is dangerous for two reasons: Read More »

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Olympic Skier

Like an Olympian: What Makes a Person Successful?

February 12, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

This week, the world is watching as athletes from around the globe compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The measure of success for Olympians is very clear: They must be the best athlete in their sport. They must move the fastest, go the farthest, or score the most points. Read More »

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