Four icons: a person falling, two guns, cars crashing, and a skull and cross bones.

Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling—UPDATE

September 18, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In just one year there has been an increase of over 3,000 deaths from drug overdose—nearly 8%—between 2010 and 2011. More than half of those deaths (55%) are related to prescription drug abuse. Read More »

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A field of poppy plants.

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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Man holding a needle to give a teen girl an injection.

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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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

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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