A picture of a hookah pipe and text that says, “Just because it’s social doesn’t mean it’s safe. You can quit. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.” CDC logo. CDC.gov/quit.

Hookah Isn’t Harmless

February 09, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Think smoking hookah is safe? Or at least safer than cigarettes? Think again. Read More »

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A person using a syringe to inject a substance into a football.

How Does Pro Football Tackle Players’ Drug Use?

February 01, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Behind the scenes at the Super Bowl, a different competition is going on: the National Football League (NFL) vs. drug use. Read More »

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A picture of Jacob P. Waletzky.

A Personal Story of Sorrow and Hope: The Jacob P. Waletzky Award

January 27, 2016  /  Jeremy Waletzky, M.D.

If there had been a treatment that worked, Jacob would have used it. He’d had several treatments that helped some—but he was still dead. Read More »

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A woman and man talking on the CW's show The 100.

Addiction in Fiction: Lincoln Faces Addiction in CW’s TV Show The 100

January 20, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Fictional characters are sometimes depicted dealing with issues of drug use and addiction. How accurate are their experiences? Read More »

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Sam Motsay

SAMs Watch: Honoring a Lost Life by Saving Others

January 13, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Sam and a couple of his friends tried what they thought was LSD or acid. Sam went to bed later that evening, and the next morning he didn’t wake up. Read More »

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