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A graphic with text. "They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, 'No, no, no...' I ain't got the time." Amy Winehouse, from the song "Rehab."

'Amy' and 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'—Up Close and Very Personal

August 07, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Anyone who uses drugs can become addicted. And just because someone is famous, that doesn’t make their addiction any more glamorous. Read More »

Tour de France

Dopers’ Downfall May Be Cycling’s Salvation—Tour de France 2015: End of an Era

July 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Athletic competition is about using your own strength and skill, period. But when nearly everyone is cheating…what’s an athlete to do? Read More »

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s Road to Recovery

March 12, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In addition to sharing her talents with the world, Demi Lovato shares her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction. Read More »

Two teens looking at a smartphone.

InstaBuzzed: Celebrities, Drugs, and Social Media

January 22, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj have posted hundreds of pictures on Instagram with drugs and alcohol. With celebrities racking up millions of followers, it’s a bummer that some of them use their reach and power to promote their use of alcohol and drugs.  Read More »


In Memoriam: Lost to Addiction and Mental Illness

December 22, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We’d like to remember the actors and musicians whom we lost in 2014 to drug addiction or related mental illness this past year. Read More »