A hand holding a marijuana leaf.

Singing Out Against Drugs: ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT, Part 2

June 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

We recently had a chance to talk with Super Star (his legal name) of the ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT (RSSS). He gave us some advice about becoming a rock star, but he also had some great information about shattering the myths around drugs and drug abuse. Check out part 2 of his interview. Read More »


Singing Out Against Drugs: ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT, Part 1

June 28, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

This is your chance to be a star. Enter the 2011 Teen Substance Abuse Awareness Through Music contest, hosted by the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read More »

Setting Goals

Let's Talk: Setting Goals

June 22, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

When someone talks about setting goals, how do you respond? Do you roll your eyes because it sounds lame or maybe stresses you out? Are you a planner who likes to make lists? Talking about goals and thinking about how to achieve them may seem boring when you’d rather live in the moment. Read More »

Scratching teen

Real Teens Ask about Effects of Heroin

June 17, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

At NIDA’s last Chat Day, we got this question from a high school student: “Why do people scratch a lot when they are high on heroin?” Read More »

Photo of a young man diagramming the effects of tobacco on the body.

With Announcement on Giving Up "Dip," Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg's Pitches Hit Home

June 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

After major league Hall of Famer Tony Gwynne of the San Diego Padres was diagnosed with parotid cancer, or cancer of the salivary gland, Washington Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg announced his decision to give up smokeless tobacco Read More »