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St. Patrick's Day: Leprechauns, Shamrocks, and... Binge Drinking?

March 15, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

St. Patrick’s Day, once a religious holiday that celebrated the patron saint of Ireland, has become a day for revelry and partying. In fact, it has become one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Read More »

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Brain Awareness Week: How NIDA Contributes to Brain Research

March 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

It’s that time again here at the Sara Bellum Blog: Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by our friends at the Dana Foundation. Read More »

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What Are "Co-Occurring" Disorders?

March 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

As many as 6 in 10 people with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder, to name a few. When this happens, the person has “co-occurring disorders.” Read More »

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We Need Your Opinion! Apply for the 2012-13 Teen Advisory Group

March 06, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA is the largest supporter of the world's research on drug abuse and addiction. Our responsibilities include sharing our scientific findings with the public. Teens are one of our most important audiences. Read More »

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Coca-Cola's Scandalous Past

March 01, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Did you hear the one about cocaine being found in the recipe for Coca-Cola? Well, it’s true. Read More »

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