Grant speaking at the TED Talks

Finding Your Voice: Using Creativity for Positive Change

April 04, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In 2011, at age 14, Grant Davis was recognized by NIDA and the GRAMMY Foundation for his song, “Just a Child,” a tribute to his older sister Kelly, who struggled with addiction. Read More »

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Expectations and Alcohol: The Fun May Be in Your Head

April 02, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Some common reasons people give for why they drink alcohol in social situations include: Read More »

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Understanding Learning and Memory

March 28, 2013  /  Roger Sorensen, Ph.D., M.P.A., NIDA Program Official

What’s your new geometry teacher’s name? How do you get to your friend’s house? Where did you put your smartphone? Have you noticed that practice makes you play the piano better? Read More »

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Marijuana in a greenhouse

Can It Be Bad If It’s Natural?

March 26, 2013  /  Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer

“Marijuana is natural, so how can it be harmful?” Lots of teens ask us this question, and it’s a good one. Read More »

Information about the Natural High contest

What’s Your “Natural High?”

March 21, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Music? Writing? Sports? Cooking? Running? Read More »