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The musician Prince

Prince Died From an Overdose of Fentanyl

The NIDA Blog Team
June 27, 2016

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

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A person using a syringe to inject a substance into a football.

How Does Pro Football Tackle Players’ Drug Use?

The NIDA Blog Team
February 01, 2016

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

The NIDA Blog Team
November 18, 2015

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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A baseball glove, baseball, and canister of tobacco.

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

The NIDA Blog Team
October 30, 2015

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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Two people carrying an injured football player on a stretcher.

Pro Athletes, Marijuana, and Opioids

The NIDA Blog Team
September 09, 2015

Some people say it’s time to let athletes use marijuana to treat pain from the injuries professional sports can inflict. Read More »

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