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Let's Talk: How YOU Can Help

June 09, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Here’s a tough one: what can you do if someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol? You want to help. But how do you know the best thing to say or the best time to say it? Read More »

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Download the Message

June 07, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Did you know the prescription drug abuse problem in America has reached what the White House calls “epidemic proportions?” To help teens understand what prescription drug abuse can do to the brain and body, NIDA has created a PEERx Web site Read More »

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Let’s Get Interactive!

Let's Talk: Let’s Get Interactive!

June 03, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

The Sara Bellum Blog isn’t just a place for us to post information… Talking to ourselves is boring! By now you know that our readers’ opinions really matter to us, and we want to interact with you, exchanging ideas and information. Read More »

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Cyberspace is the New Frontier in Fighting Drug Abuse

June 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

So you’re friends with 100 or more people on Facebook, right? What are the chances that someone you know or a family member is in trouble with drugs or alcohol? Or thinking about trying something they wouldn’t do if they knew the facts? Read More »

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What is a Clinical Trial?

May 26, 2011  /  Sarah, NIDA Intern

My name is Sarah and before my high school senior year, I spent a summer at NIDA as an intern with the Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN). Never heard of it? Neither had I. Read More »

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