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Twenty Years of Inhalant Abuse Awareness

March 22, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

March 18–24, 2012, marks the 20th observance of National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week. Read More »

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Mini Cigars: The Facts Behind the Flavors

March 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

When you hear that something comes in strawberry, ice cream, chocolate, peach, or grape flavors, your first thoughts may be: ice cream, candy, or something made for kids. After all, manufacturers of kids’ toothpastes, medicines, and vitamins add fun flavors to make their products more appealing. Read More »

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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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