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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Justin Bieber's Mug Shot

Justin Bieber: A Warning to All Teens

January 24, 2014  /  Carol Krause, NIDA Communications Director

Hello SBB readers. A few years ago, I did a blog post on the death of Michael Jackson—the pop star who seemed to have it all … but who succumbed to a death related to drug abuse. Read More »