Addiction Science Blog Posts

Three dice with individual letters "D," "N," and "A."

Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

July 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Does someone in your family abuse drugs? Learn more about how DNA can influence a person’s chances of becoming addicted to drugs in this updated post from 2011. Read More »

Dr. Tricia Witte, Faculty member at the University of Alabama (UA), with a student.

Colleges Offer Addiction Science Programs So Students Can Help Tackle Drug Addiction

April 30, 2014  /  Dr. Tricia Witte, Faculty member at the University of Alabama (UA).

Have you ever thought about a career in Addiction Science? Many teens across the country are interested in learning more about this field so they can tackle one of America's most challenging problems. Read More »

Boy playing a game on his phone.

Video Game Addiction—Is it Real?

April 09, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Doodle Jump. Candy Crush. FarmVille. Angry Birds. Cut the Rope. Fruit Ninja. Words With Friends. Read More »

Teen boy getting a vaccination in his arm.

A Vaccine for Drug Abuse? Maybe Someday

January 08, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

You’ve likely gotten vaccines for many different diseases, like measles, hepatitis B, and tetanus. But NIDA researchers hope that someday a vaccine will help people avoid drug abuse too. Read More »

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A collage of winning images from the 2013 FASEB BioArts Contest.

BioArt: Where Art and Science Intersect

December 24, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever looked at something through a microscope and thought, “That’s really pretty”? Read More »