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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 »

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Stephen Strasburg preparing to pitch a baseball.

Stephen Strasburg’s Commitment To Quit Tobacco

October 02, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Quitting tobacco, whether it’s smokeless or cigarettes, is not something you do on a whim. You have to want to quit and to make a plan for how you are going to get through those first couple of weeks. Read More »

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Macklemore performing in Toronto during The Heist Tour.

Macklemore Talks Drug Abuse, Addiction, and Recovery

February 26, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

“I wanted to get clean. Read More »

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Nora D. Volkow, M.D., NIDA Director

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death and the Terrible Toll of Addiction

February 19, 2014  /  Nora D. Volkow, M.D., NIDA Director

In early February, movie fans lost another great talent to heroin. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who starred as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, died at age 46 of an apparent heroin overdose. Read More »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Mission Impossible III opening.

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 03, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

We are saddened by the death of award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose. Read More »

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