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Behind the Curtain of the Addiction Performance Project

Sara Bellum
October 04, 2011

Poet and playwright T.S. Eliot said, “A play should give you something to think about.” That’s exactly what happens with a new NIDA project—called the Addiction Performance Project. Read More »


Which Path Would You Choose?

Sara Bellum
August 03, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to see your life in the future? Have you ever wondered what MIGHT have happened if you’d just done something differently? Now’s your chance! Read More »


Let’s Talk: Video Posts

Sara Bellum
May 06, 2011

Every now and then, we like to feature NIDA videos about drug abuse and addiction here on this blog—like Get Back in the Game—Use Painkillers Safely; Dr. Read More »

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Guest Blog from Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director
January 03, 2011

Hello! I am just back from speaking at a news conference about NIDA’s 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)—a big crowd of reporters showed up to hear the latest numbers with regard to teens and drug use. Read More »


Prescription Drug Abuse: What's the Big Deal?

Sara Bellum
December 10, 2010

Lots of people are prescribed prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin to help with pain from an injury or surgery. When taken as prescribed, these medications are safe; but when abused, they can be highly addictive and dangerous—even deadly. Read More »