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The NIDA Blog Team

Applying the Science of Drug Abuse to Real Life

Here at NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. We have thousands of researchers around the world who study drug addiction and come up with ways to help people recover and live healthy lives. Every day, scientists and physicians discover more about how drugs affect your brain and body. You owe it to yourself to ask the right questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you. We're here to help you do that.


Meet the NIDA Blog Team

The Drugs & Health blog is written by a team of NIDA scientists, science writers, educators, and teens. We connect you with the latest scientific research and news, so you can use that info to make healthy, smart decisions.  Meet some of our frequent contributors: 

Ruben Baler, Ph.D.

Ruben is from Argentina, fan of soccer and the Boca Juniors.  He did his undergraduate studies in Israel and he enjoys studying the neurobiology of pleasure. He has two kids, so when he lectures about the neuroscience of risky behaviors, he talks from personal experience.

Eric Wargo, Ph.D.

Eric is a writer who specializes in making complicated scientific research understandable and enjoyable for non-scientists. He has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and in his spare time he enjoys camping, martial arts, and watching old science fiction movies.


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