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National Inhalants and Poison Prevention Week – March 20-26, 2011

March 23, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

"Why does that guy keep breathing into that stupid paper bag?" "Did you see that kid back there? Looks kinda’ dazed." "Oh no, I think she’s passed out. Wait, is she still breathing?" Read More »

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Let Your Voice to Be Heard! Join the NIDA Teen Advisory Group!

February 23, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In 2010, NIDA assembled its first Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to get authentic teen feedback on how to improve our Web sites and materials for teens. Read More »

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Guest Blog from Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

January 03, 2011  /  Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

Hello! I am just back from speaking at a news conference about NIDA’s 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)—a big crowd of reporters showed up to hear the latest numbers with regard to teens and drug use. Read More »

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Are Video Games Addictive?

October 26, 2010  /  Ethan Guinn, 2008 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner

Guest Blogger, Ethan Guinn, a winner of NIDA’s Addiction Science Award, describes how his interest in science (and video games) has brought him lots of exciting changes and opportunities. Read More »

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What do the Washington Redskins, NIDA, and the Greek Gods have in common?

September 13, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Many of us have strong opinions about athletes using steroids to short cut their way to being stronger or faster. But it’s not just us—it’s also the 30-plus thousands of coaches and schools who use the ATLAS and ATHENA models in their sports programs. Read More »