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Young man trying to help friend who is passed out from alcohol

Some Consequences Last Forever: Alcohol Awareness Month

April 25, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In the past 5 years, Danny McCoy has told this story to thousands of teens: When he was 19 years old, he drove home from a fraternity party after a night of drinking. He fell asleep for only a few seconds. Read More »

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New arrival written in chalkboard

A New Look for NIDA for Teens

April 18, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Facebook isn’t the only Web site that gets a makeover now and then. Read More »

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Calendar marking when someone is going to quit smoking

The Ability To Quit: Written in Your Genes?

April 16, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

The relationship between genes and addiction is complex. Read More »

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Grant speaking at the TED Talks

Finding Your Voice: Using Creativity for Positive Change

April 04, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In 2011, at age 14, Grant Davis was recognized by NIDA and the GRAMMY Foundation for his song, “Just a Child,” a tribute to his older sister Kelly, who struggled with addiction. Read More »

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Information about the Natural High contest

What’s Your “Natural High?”

March 21, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Music? Writing? Sports? Cooking? Running? Read More »

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