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X-ray of lungs filled with cigarette butts.

Pharmacies and Tobacco: Selling a Contradiction

May 21, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Even though drugs can make you high, there’s no doubt that talking about them and all of the terrible things that they can do to your health and your life is a bit of a downer. But there is some good news in the world. Read More »

Teen boy getting a vaccination in his arm.

A Vaccine for Drug Abuse? Maybe Someday

January 08, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

You’ve likely gotten vaccines for many different diseases, like measles, hepatitis B, and tetanus. But NIDA researchers hope that someday a vaccine will help people avoid drug abuse too. Read More »

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Dr. Nora Volkow with the Dalai Lama and other participants in the Mind and Life Conference on Craving, Desire and Addiction in Dharamsala, India.

East Meets West: Dr. Nora Volkow and the Dalai Lama Discuss Addiction

December 31, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In autumn 2013, Dr. Nora D. Volkow, the Director of NIDA, went to India to talk about drug addiction with the Dalai Lama, the worldwide leader of Tibetan Buddhism and a renowned advocate for peace and human rights. Read More »

A collage of winning images from the 2013 FASEB BioArts Contest.

BioArt: Where Art and Science Intersect

December 24, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever looked at something through a microscope and thought, “That’s really pretty”? Read More »

A group of teens posing in the snow

Nationwide Survey Shows Fewer Teens Think Marijuana Is Harmful

December 18, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Today, NIDA released the latest results from the 2013 Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, which asks more than 40,000 8th, 10th, and 12th graders about drug, alcohol, and cigarette use. The study revealed both good news and areas for concern. Read More »