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What Was Down that Rabbit Hole, Alice?

April 27, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Talking rabbits who are always late, Mad Hatter tea parties, a grinning cat: enter the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s classic book of childhood imagination. Read More »

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“Blending” Research and Real Life

April 21, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

In April NIDA is having its “Blending” conference. No, this is not a conference about smoothies…So what does “Blending” mean to NIDA? Read More »

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Throw a Party!

April 13, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

An alcohol-free party, that is. Every April—which is Alcohol Awareness Month—people take a moment to learn about the dangers of abusing alcohol. For those under 21, taking even one drink is illegal—never mind unhealthy. Read More »

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The Healthiest Nation in One Generation?

April 05, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Today kicks off National Public Health Week, April 5–11, 2010. This means that governments, businesses, schools, and community organizations across the county will be promoting lifestyles and policies that support and improve people's health. Read More »

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March is National Inhalants Month

March 29, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

We get a lot of comments and questions about what drugs do to your brain, including chemicals that people sniff to get high. Read More »

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