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Comorbidity, a Word for Thought...

July 31, 2009  /  Giselle, NIDA Intern

“Comorbidity” is a strange word, right? Well, at least for me it was. I have to admit it that it was the first scientific word I learned during my internship here at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)–my Spanish accent still gives me a hard time pronouncing it. Read More »

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Meth Dead Don't Get Eaten

July 28, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

That's what 17 year old Daniel Jeffrey Martin from Desert Vista High School heard from his mom one day while driving near a piece of the desert near his home town of Phoenix, Arizona. "Huh?" he asked. Read More »

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A Summer at NIDA!

July 23, 2009  /  Giselle, NIDA Intern

My name is Giselle and I’m from the enchanting island of Puerto Rico. This summer I’m doing an internship at the Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Can Your Brain Size Change From Drug Use?

July 20, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA's last Drug Facts Chat Day, mendythepenty asked this question: "is it possible that you do so much drugs, that your brain can change into the size of a pea?" Read More »

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