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Celebrating Young People in Recovery

September 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Because addiction is a disease, it can be treated with therapy and, in some cases, medication. People can enter recovery from addiction, just like people can enter recovery from other diseases, like cancer. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

September 11, 2012  /  Eric Wargo, Office of Science Policy and Communications at NIDA

I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan. When I was a teenager, my hero was Mister Spock—cool, analytical, even-tempered, and smarter than everyone around him. Being raised in his ancient society of the planet Vulcan made him a force to be reckoned with. Read More »

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Take a Breath of Fresh...Energy?

September 05, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Sound too good to be true? Well, it is, and it may not be too good for you, either. Read More »

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Teen Party Movies: Epic Adventure or Bad Hangover?

August 29, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many of the movies teens like the most have this in common: A group of young people go to parties, binge drink, get in trouble, or narrowly escape—all in the name of comedy. Read More »

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Elton John Reflects on Drug Addiction

August 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many people who are in recovery from drug abuse tell their story to try and help others. The latest celebrity to talk about his struggles with drugs—cocaine and alcohol—is singer Elton John. He recently gave interviews about the release of his new book. Read More »

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