Opioids Blog Posts

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

July 16, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Learn more about the different types of opioids in this updated post from 2013. Read More »

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The Connection Between Pain Medications and Heroin

April 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Note: We published an updated version of this post in 2015. Read the updated version here. Read More »

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Former “Jersey Shore” Star in Recovery From Painkiller Addiction

November 21, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino recently opened up about his recovery from painkiller addiction. Read More »

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Painkiller Abuse in the NFL: A Hefty Price for Entertainment

September 10, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

America loves its football—watching an NFL game on a crisp fall Sunday with our friends and families is a big part of our culture. But that fun comes at a cost to the pros who get tackled over and over in pursuit of a touchdown. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

September 04, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted their questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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