Drugs & Health Blog

Prescription Drug Abuse Blog Posts

bottles of pills

What’s the Connection Between Prescription Pain Pills and Heroin?

March 24, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing prescription pain pills and using heroin are very risky moves. Read More »

Electronic sports player holding a remote control game device

Wired to Win? Drug Testing Comes to eSports

November 18, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Like the big leagues in traditional sports, electronic sports are facing their own drug scandal, as some “e-athletes” turn to chemicals for an extra edge in performance.  Read More »

Two people carrying an injured football player on a stretcher.

Pro Athletes, Marijuana, and Opioids

September 09, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Some people say it’s time to let athletes use marijuana to treat pain from the injuries professional sports can inflict. Read More »

A positive HIV test

Drug Use Leads to HIV Epidemic for One Community

April 08, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A county in rural Indiana is in the national spotlight because of a dramatic increase in HIV infections. Health experts say that 100% of the recently diagnosed people were infected by sharing needles to inject themselves with the prescription pain medication Opana. Read More »

A man with big muscles holding performance-enhancing drug in his hand.

Crossing the Line: Athletes Risk Their Health When Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

December 11, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Abusing drugs to overcome pain or inflate athletic abilities gives athletes an unfair advantage. Read More »