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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong: More News We'd Rather Not Have

September 18, 2012  /  Carol Krause, Chief of NIDA’s Public Information and Liaison Branch

Hello, you last heard from me when Michael Jackson died, although I’m behind the scenes at NIDA almost every day. Read More »

Elton John

Elton John Reflects on Drug Addiction

August 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many people who are in recovery from drug abuse tell their story to try and help others. The latest celebrity to talk about his struggles with drugs—cocaine and alcohol—is singer Elton John. He recently gave interviews about the release of his new book. Read More »

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston: Cocaine and Heart Disease

April 25, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

In March 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was accidental drowning. Cocaine use and heart disease were contributing factors in her death. Read More »

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston: Legendary Singer Dies After Struggle With Addiction

February 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

On February 12, the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards paid tribute to music legend Whitney Houston, who died the previous night at the young age of 48. Read More »

Syringe full of Propofol.

Real Teens Ask: Is Propofol a Drug?

January 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Since the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, “propofol” has been mentioned often in the news. The substance was found to be the cause of his death and was the center of the highly publicized trial of his doctor. Read More »