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Sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for the facts about drugs. At NIDA, we learn from science—not from rumors or gossip. Ask the questions, look for the facts, and think hard about what you find out and what it means for you. Follow the journey with Sara.

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Butt In: Help Reduce Cigarette Butt Litter


Sara Bellum
February 26, 2013

We already know how harmful smoking is to your health, but did you know it can be bad for the environment? Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the United States—and the world. Read More »

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Celebration of Science

Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow
December 06, 2012

On Saturday, September 8, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a very special event on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) main campus, called “Celebration of Science,” otherwise known as COS. Read More »

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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Elisabeth Burton, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner
December 04, 2012

About 4 years ago, my good friend tried to die by suicide; the reason behind it? She felt like she didn’t match up to the women you see in magazines; she felt like she wasn’t beautiful or skinny enough. Read More »

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NIDA's Where Are They Now? Series: A Drive To Learn

Sara Bellum
November 29, 2012

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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Medications and Alcohol Don't Mix

Sara Bellum
November 27, 2012

If you’re taking any medications—either those prescribed by a doctor or over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine—it’s not a good idea to drink alcohol. Often, the medication label will warn you not to—because of the possible dangerous side effects. Read the label! Read More »

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NIDA's Where Are They Now Series? Turning Tragedy Into Inspiration

Sara Bellum
November 20, 2012

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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