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Take a Breath of Fresh...Energy?

September 05, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Sound too good to be true? Well, it is, and it may not be too good for you, either. Read More »

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Teen Party Movies: Epic Adventure or Bad Hangover?

August 29, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many of the movies teens like the most have this in common: A group of young people go to parties, binge drink, get in trouble, or narrowly escape—all in the name of comedy. Read More »

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Elton John Reflects on Drug Addiction

August 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many people who are in recovery from drug abuse tell their story to try and help others. The latest celebrity to talk about his struggles with drugs—cocaine and alcohol—is singer Elton John. He recently gave interviews about the release of his new book. Read More »

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Mindset Over Matter

August 15, 2012  /  Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer

Hi, my name is Eric Wargo and I’m a new science writer here at NIDA. Before coming to NIDA, I wrote for an association of psychological scientists, people who study all aspects of the mind and human behavior. Read More »

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Winning Videos: Tobacco--I'm Not Buying It

August 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

According to the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and young people, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. Read More »

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