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Ignite Change in Your Community

October 20, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Change begins with just one small step. At NIDA, we are working to shatter the myths that some people believe about drug abuse and addiction. And we’re spreading the facts to help people make informed, healthy decisions. Did you know?: Read More »

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Shout Out for Making Smart Choices

October 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Teens have so many choices to make: what classes and afterschool activities to sign up for, which music or videos to download, where to go to hang out with friends. And that’s not all of them! Read More »

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Let’s Talk: National Drug Facts Week

September 28, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In November 2010, NIDA held its first-ever National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), where people around the U.S. worked with friends, family, and neighbors to plan events to dispel the myths and discuss the facts about drug abuse. Read More »

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Singing Out Against Drugs: ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT, Part 2

June 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

We recently had a chance to talk with Super Star (his legal name) of the ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT (RSSS). He gave us some advice about becoming a rock star, but he also had some great information about shattering the myths around drugs and drug abuse. Check out part 2 of his interview. Read More »


Singing Out Against Drugs: ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT, Part 1

June 28, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

This is your chance to be a star. Enter the 2011 Teen Substance Abuse Awareness Through Music contest, hosted by the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read More »