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Heavy Metal and Drug Use: A Complex Relationship

November 07, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Black Sabbath’s songs tell a surprisingly sobering story about drug use. Read More »

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Prince Died From an Overdose of Fentanyl

June 27, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Medical authorities have discovered what caused the death of the musician Prince: He overdosed on the drug fentanyl. Read More »

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How Does Pro Football Tackle Players’ Drug Use?

February 01, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, a different competition is going on: the National Football League (NFL) vs. drug use. Read More »

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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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Can World Series Baseball Knock Chewing Tobacco out of the Park?

October 30, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Chewing tobacco has been a tradition in professional baseball for decades, but it can be every bit as dangerous as smoking tobacco. Read More »

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