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"Prescription Painkillers: 3 Ways to Reduce the Risks for Your Teenager"
Your Teen Magazine, By Jane Parent, September 30, 2014
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"Prescription drug abuse: There is help"
CNN, By Ashley N. Vaughan, August 15, 2014
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"A Mother Lifts Her Son, Slowly, From Heroin’s Abyss 3:18"
The New York Times, By Katharine Q. Seelye, August 10, 2014
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"9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly""
NBC Washington, By Terence Mulcahy, August 08, 2014
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"Federal Study looks at how high is too high to drive 3:41"
Fox News, By Gretchen Carlson, July 29, 2014
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"Marijuana poses more risks than many realize"
USA Today, By Liz Szabo, July 27, 2014
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"Using Tobacco: Dip, Cigarettes, Hookahs and More"
Your Teen Magazine, By Jane Parent, July 14, 2014
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"Hardcore pot smoking could damage the brain's pleasure center"
Science, By Lizzie Wade, July 14, 2014
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"Heroin abuse out of control in US 7:04"
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, By Lisa Millar, July 03, 2014
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"US heroin epidemic: How deadly addiction got a foothold in America's heartland 4:14"
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, By Lisa Millar, July 03, 2014
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"The myths of smoking pot"
The Washington Post, By Ruth Marcus, June 24, 2014
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"Heroin addicts left trapped; families, heartbroken 3:57"
USA Today, By Carrie Blackmore Smith and Terry DeMio (originally written for Cincinnati Enquirer), June 12, 2014
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"Marijuana contributing to traffic deaths 2:45"
MSNBC/News Nation, By Tamron Hall, June 10, 2014
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"Older Americans hooked on Rx: ‘I was a zombie' 4:35"
USA Today, By Peter Eisler, May 21, 2014
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"This Is Your Teen’s Brain on Marijuana"
Everyday Health, By Jack Stein, PhD, May 17, 2014
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"The Business Of Legalized Marijuana And Ongoing Health Concerns 51:26"
NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, April 21, 2014
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"12 Signs of Addiction"
Men's Journal, By Taylor Kubota, March 12, 2014
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"NIDA's Director Tells Us What We Know—and Need to Know—About Marijuana"
National Geographic, By Bruce Barcott, March 04, 2014
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"No Easy Answers for DUI Concerns as Marijuana Gains Support 11:40"
NPR All Things Considered, February 23, 2014
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"Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana"
The New York Times, By Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 17, 2014
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"Naloxone Access urged for Increasing U.S. Heroin Users"
Bloomberg News, By Caroline Chen, February 11, 2014
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"Prescription Drugs Could Be Gateway to Heroin, Officials Say"
NBC News, By Maggie Fox, February 11, 2014
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"The Facts About Heroin"
U.S. News & World Report, By Angela Haupt, February 10, 2014
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"Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death points to broader opioid drug epidemic"
The Washington Post, By Joel Achenbach, February 07, 2014
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"Overdosing on heroin: This drug can bring them back"
Los Angeles Times, By Matt Pearce, February 05, 2014
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"Hoffman Among Thousands of Addiction Victims"
Associated Press, By Sandy Cohen, February 04, 2014
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"Heroin Gains Popularity as Cheap Doses Flood the U.S."
Time, By Eliza Gray, February 04, 2014
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"What’s Behind The Sharp Rise in Heroin Use in the U.S. 51:41"
NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, February 04, 2014
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"How Heroin Kills: What Might Have Happened to Philip Seymour Hoffman"
National Geographic, By Susan Brink, February 04, 2014
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"Marijuana vs. Alcohol: Which is Really Worse for Your Health?"
Livescience.com, By Joseph Brownstein, January 21, 2014
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"Taking the High Road"
Newsweek, By Winston Ross, January 16, 2014
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"Daily pot tied to age of first psychotic episode"
Reuters, By Benjamin Stix, January 10, 2014
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"Survey: Teens Using Synthetic Drugs Less Often"
Associated Press, By Alicia A. Caldwell and Lauran Neergaard, December 18, 2013
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"Teens shun synthetic marijuana for the real thing"
USA Today, By Donna Leinwand Leger, December 18, 2013
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"Is Sugar A Drug? Addiction Explained"
Livescience.com, By Rachael Rettner, October 28, 2013
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"Nora Volkow and proteges on addiction, obesity, brain mechanisms and bacon"
Child Mind Institute, By Harry Kimball, October 06, 2013
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"Feds cracking down on synthetic drugs 1:19"
Cox-DC Bureau, September 25, 2013
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"Transitioning to Updated Substance Use Disorder Criteria in DSM-5"
Psychiatry Weekly, By Lonnie Stoltzfoos, September 16, 2013
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"Do food addiction diets work?"
Chicago Tribune, By Nara Schoenberg, September 04, 2013
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"Gut-brain communication failure may spur overeating"
Science News, By Cristy Gelling, August 15, 2013
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"Is obesity a form of addiction?"
Boston Globe, By Carolyn Y. Johnson, August 15, 2013
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"One in 10 Americans have taken drugs prescribed for others: poll"
Reuters, By Lindsay Dunsmuir, August 15, 2013
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"FDA backs low-nicotine cigarette research as it weighs new regulatory power"
The Washington Post, By Brady Dennis, July 31, 2013
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"Online Marketers Take Note Of Brains Wired For Rewards"
NPR, By Steve Henn, July 24, 2013
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"Can obesity be an addiction?"
Medscape News, By Bret. S. Stetka, July 16, 2013
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"Sharp Rise in Women’s Deaths From Overdose of Painkillers"
The New York Times, By Sabrina Tavernise, July 03, 2013
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"Brain Imaging, Other Advances Reveal Drugs’ Effects on Brain"
Psychiatric News, By Aaron Levin, June 20, 2013
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"The Human Brain in Exquisite Detail"
Scientist, By Ruth Williams, June 20, 2013
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"Natural History of Illicit Drug Use 'Surprising'"
Medscape News, By Megan Brooks, June 14, 2013
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"How will Police Regulate Stoned Driving?"
PopSci.com, By Clay Dillow, June 04, 2013
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"Marijuana and Teens 2:53"
Teen Kids News, May 15, 2013
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"How Do You Make A Painkiller Addiction-Proof?"
PopSci.com, By Francie Diep, May 13, 2013
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"’Sammies’ finalists honored on Capitol Hill"
The Washington Post, By Joe Davidson, May 07, 2013
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"Brain’s Addiction 17:02"
The Moth at the World Science Festival, By Dr. Nora Volkow, May 01, 2013
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"Addiction is a disease. It’s a brain condition. 2:06"
Be Smart. Be Well, April 17, 2013
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"Addiction injection: the mission to immunize drug users against dependency"
Wired, By Madhumita Vekataramanan, March 29, 2013
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"Adderall: The "Get Ahead" Drug"
Self, By Liz Welch, February 13, 2013
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"Smoking: It’s Not Worth It 2:51"
Teen/Kids News, February 06, 2013
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"Sweet Success. How a local addiction expert controls his sugar habit"
Bethesda Magazine, By Leah Ariniello, February 01, 2013
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"Marijuana research: Is the limit for stoned-while-driving too high?"
Seattlepi.com, By Jake Ellison, January 29, 2013
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"Schools Say No to Old Drug Programs"
The Columbus Dispatch, By Lindsay Friedman, January 14, 2013
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"Legalizing of Marijuana Raises Health Concerns"
The New York Times, By Roni Caryn Rabin, January 08, 2013
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"Naloxone reverses overdoses without hefty price tag"
Reuters, By Andrew Seaman, December 31, 2012
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"More teens smoke marijuana; fewer see great risk"
Washington Times, By Cheryl Wetzstein, December 19, 2012
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"Teens’ Views on Dangers of Pot Fall to 20-Year Low"
Associated Press, By Hope Yen, December 19, 2012
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"Painkiller Misuse Numbs NFL Pain"
ESPN Outside the Lines, By John Barr, December 15, 2012
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"Scientists Say Bottoms Up to Find the Connection Between Genes and Addiction 10:18"
PBS Newshour, By Miles O’Brien, December 13, 2012
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"Drug Addiction Is Preventable 1:08"
GenConnect, December 11, 2012
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"Marijuana's Health Effects: Memory Problems, Addiction"
USA Today, By Cathy Payne and Michelle Healy, December 07, 2012
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"Marijuana Use in Adults: Are You Too Old For Pot?"
The Huffington Post, By Anthonia Akitunde, December 07, 2012
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"A Vaccine to Curb Addicts' Highs"
The Wall Street Journal, By Keith Humphreys, November 23, 2012
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"Replacing addiction with a healthy obsession"
CNN, By Jacque Wilson, November 21, 2012
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"On-Site Test for Cannabinoids in Oral Fluid 16:08"
American Association for Clinical Chemistry, By Bob Barrett, November 20, 2012
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"Baby Boomers: The Hooked Generation?"
The Miami Herald, By Ana Veciana-Suarez, November 13, 2012
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"In Maine, Bath Salts Blamed for Rising Child Neglect"
PBS Newshour, By Jenny Marder, November 01, 2012
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"Addicted to Food? The New Research suggests it’s Possible."
Newsweek, By Laura Beil, October 29, 2012
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"Adolescent Cough Medicine Abuse: What Adults Should Know"
Parade.com, By Mari Kasanuki, October 22, 2012
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"Treatment for Addicts Is Starting To Change"
Los Angeles Times, By Shari Roan, September 22, 2012
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"U.S. Drug Abuse Problem Needs to be Faced 4:02"
GenConnect, September 19, 2012
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"Seeing Through the Smoke -- The Secrets in a Cigarette 29:39"
NPR Science Friday, By Christopher Intagliata, September 07, 2012
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"Rockburn Presents: Dr. Nora Volkow 29:32"
Cable Public Affairs Channel, By Ken Rockburn, September 02, 2012
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"Study: Teen pot use, IQ linked"
USA Today, By Associated Press, August 28, 2012
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"Surge in Heroin Moves to Suburbs 3:05"
Abc2news.com, July 18, 2012
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"Dr. Nora Volkow 51:40"
The Diane Rehm Show , July 09, 2012
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"Ending the stigma of addiction 3:26"
Andrea Mitchell Reports , July 03, 2012
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"The D.S.M. Gets Addiction Right"
The New York Times, By Howard Markel, June 05, 2012
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"Methadone clinics don"
The Baltimore Sun, By Andrea Walker, April 30, 2012
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"Newborns with Drug Withdrawal A Growing Problem 1:48"
Associated Press-TV, By APTV, April 30, 2012
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"Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break 13:31"
CBS News, By 60 Minutes, April 29, 2012
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"Are You a Food Addict?"
Men, By Paul Kita, April 10, 2012
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"Whitney Houston"
Tampa Bay Times, By Irene Maher, March 29, 2012
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"Madonna"
International Business Times, By Carey Vanderborg, March 28, 2012
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"New wrinkle in pot debate: stoned driving"
Associated Press, By Kristen Wyatt, March 18, 2012
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"Learning From the Spurned and Tipsy Fruit Fly"
The New York Times, By Benedict Carey, March 15, 2012
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"Inhaling Helium Can Be Deadly, NIDA Warns (free login)"
MedScape , By Deborah Brauser, March 15, 2012
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"Adopted kids' drug abuse risk affected by biological family"
CNN, By Amanda Gardner, March 05, 2012
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"Deadly Duo: Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs Can Result in Addiction or Accidental Death"
Scientific American, By Melinda Wenner Moyer, February 24, 2012
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"Xanax Can Be Addictive, Dangerous: Doctors 2:46"
NBC Washington , By Doreen Genzler, February 17, 2012
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"Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control (3:38)"
National Public Radio, By Jon Hamilton, February 03, 2012
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"Creatively confronting addiction"
The Lancet, By Denna Jones, January 07, 2012
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"Prescription drug addiction: the treatment challenge"
The Lancet, By David Holmes, January 07, 2012
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"Active Compounds in 'Bath Salts' and Ecstasy Similar (free login)"
Medscape Medical News, By Deborah Brauser, December 20, 2011
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"Caffeine Withdrawal Recommended for Inclusion in DSM-5 (free login)"
Medscape Medical News, By Deborah Brauser, December 15, 2011
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"Are You Inhaling Secondhand Coke?"
Science Now, By Elizabeth Norton, December 15, 2011
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"Designer Drugs Fry Brain Like Ecstasy"
Live Science, By Jennifer Welsh, December 14, 2011
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"Teen drinking, smoking, at lowest point in 30 years"
Los Angeles Times, By Shari Roan, December 14, 2011
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"Teen Smoking, Drinking Down, Marijuana Use Up 1:15"
ABC News, By Mikeala Conley, December 14, 2011
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"More teens smoke pot than smoke cigarettes 1:04"
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, December 14, 2011
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"Survey: More teens using synthetic drugs"
USA TODAY, By Donna Leinwand, December 14, 2011
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"How Pot, Cocaine, and Hunger Intersect in the Brain"
Discover, By Gregory Mone, December 01, 2011
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"Moms on Drugs: The Prescription Pill Epidemic"
Parents Magazine, By Andrea Barbalich, November 01, 2011
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"Are today's parents going too soft on kids using marijuana?"
USA Today, By Karen Weintraub, October 17, 2011
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"Generation Wired"
Parade Magazine, By Emily Listfield, October 07, 2011
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"An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close"
The New York Times, By Douglas Quenqua, October 03, 2011
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"Washington"
Washingtonian, By Leslie Milk, October 03, 2011
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"Can Food Be as Addictive as a Drug?"
The New York Times Magazine, By Michael Moss, October 02, 2011
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"Don't study the video game, study the player"
USA Today, By Sharon Jayson, September 15, 2011
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"Addiction a brain disorder, not just bad behavior"
The Associated Press, By Lauran Neergaard, August 16, 2011
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"Potential New Therapeutic Target for ADHD Revealed"
Medscape, By Megan Brooks, August 16, 2011
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"Nora Volkow—challenging the myths about drug addiction"
The Lancet, By Priya Shetty, August 06, 2011
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"Who Falls to Addiction, and Who Is Unscathed?"
The New York Times, By Richard A. Friedman, M.D., August 01, 2011
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"The promise of genetic research"
Addiction Professional, By Barbara Hesselgrave, July 15, 2011
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"Rethinking Addiction's Roots, and Its Treatment"
The New York Times, By Douglas Quenqua, July 10, 2011
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"Stoned driving is uncharted territory"
Los Angeles Times, By Ralph Vartabedian, July 02, 2011
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"Coaches suspect steroid use on the decline"
Yahoo Sports, By Dallas Jackson, June 27, 2011
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"High Wired: Does Addictive Internet Use Restructure the Brain?"
Scientific American, By Dave Mosher, June 17, 2011
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"Substance Abuse Comorbidity Findings Surprise VA Mental Health Experts"
Psychiatric News, By Aaron Levin, June 17, 2011
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"Dr. Nora Volkow: A General in the Drug War (8:19)"
The New York Times, By Thomas Lin, June 14, 2011
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"Dr. Nora Volkow: A General in the Drug War"
The New York Times, By Abigail Zuger, June 13, 2011
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"Why Smokers Gain Weight When Quitting"
WebMD, By Daniel J. DeNoon, June 10, 2011
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"Use and Abuse of Prescription Painkillers (51:34)"
NPR: The Diane Rehm Show, April 21, 2011
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"Play Sheds Light on Addiction, Encourages Physicians to Screen Patients"
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network, By Naseem S. Miller, April 21, 2011
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"Play Sheds Light on Addiction, Encourages Physicians to Screen Patients - Interviews (2:10)"
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network, By Naseem S. Miller, April 21, 2011
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"New Image of Addiction: Q&A with Dr. Nora Volkow"
NYU Physician, By Royce Flippin, April 01, 2011
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"Drug addiction hijacks several areas of the brain -- and almost all of one's life"
Los Angeles Times, By Shari Roan, February 23, 2011
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"Outlawing 'Legal Highs:' Can Emergency Bans Hinder Drug Development?"
TIME, By Maia Szalavitz, February 23, 2011
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"US Teens Using More Marijuana (24:08)"
PressTV: American Dream, By Michelle Katz, January 24, 2011
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"New Year's resolutions? Brain can sabotage success"
The Associated Press, By Lauran Neergard, January 03, 2011
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"Experts worry that medical-pot laws promote teen use"
Denver Post, By John Ingold, January 01, 2011
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"Drug overdoses on the rise in most age groups"
Reuters Health, By Genevra Pittman, December 23, 2010
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"Pot use among teenagers still rising, survey finds"
The Washington Post, By Rob Stein, December 14, 2010
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"U.S.: More teens smoke marijuana than cigarettes"
USA TODAY, By Rita Rubin, December 14, 2010
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"The Killers in Your Medicine Cabinet"
Reader's Digest, By Alexis Jetter, December 01, 2010
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"Education is key to smoke-free air"
Columbia Daily Tribune, By Evelyn Robertson, November 18, 2010
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"'Fake Marijuana' Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms"
U.S. News & World Report, By Jenifer Goodwin, November 11, 2010
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"Fighting Teen Drug Use with Plain Facts"
TIME, By Maia Szalavitz, November 10, 2010
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"Longer-lasting options to treat drug addiction"
Associated Press, By Lauran Neergaard, October 18, 2010
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"Monthly Injection Approved To Fight Drug Addiction"
NPR, By Richard Knox, October 13, 2010
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"FDA OKs Vivitrol to treat heroin, narcotic addictions"
USA Today, By Rita Rubin, October 13, 2010
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"Synthetic marijuana is strong, accessible — and legal"
St. Petersburg-Times, By Rodney Thrash, October 11, 2010
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"Can Internet use trigger depression?"
Reuters, By Frederik Joelving, October 04, 2010
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"Lasting Pleasures, Robbed by Drug Abuse"
The New York Times, By Richard A. Friedman, August 30, 2010
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"Is There an Addict in Your House? Top 10 ways to prevent and treat substance abuse"
Family Goes Strong, By Karen Springen, August 25, 2010
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"Painkillers such as Percocet can push everyday people into risky addiction"
The Washington Post, By Carolyn Butler, August 24, 2010
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"Prescription Painkiller Addiction: 7 Myths"
WebMD, By Miranda Hitti, August 02, 2010
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"How to Take Control of Your Cravings "
Ladies Home Journal, By Leslie Goldman, August 01, 2010
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"Drug War Statement Upstaged at AIDS Gathering"
The New York Times, By Donald G. McNeil Jr., July 22, 2010
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"Cocktail of drugs for HIV curbs new infections, study finds "
The Los Angeles Times: Booster Shots, By Thomas H. Maugh II, July 18, 2010
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"Does Teen Drug Rehab Cure Addiction or Create It?"
Time.com, By Maia Szalavitz, July 16, 2010
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"Desperate Addicts Inject Others' Blood"
The New York Times, By Donald G. McNeil Jr, July 12, 2010
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"Experts: Addicts need not look far for a high"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, By Jason Cato, July 11, 2010
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"The growing buzz on 'spice' -- the marijuana alternative"
The Washington Post, By Michael W. Savage, July 10, 2010
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"Secret of AA: After 75 Years, We Don't Know How It Works"
Wired, By Brendan I. Koerner, June 23, 2010
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"Obesity, Drug Addiction, and Dopamine"
Psychology Today: All About Addiction Blog, By Adi Jaffe, June 05, 2010
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"The Anatomy of Craving"
SELF Magazine, By Melissa Chessher, June 01, 2010
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"Teen girls abuse drugs more than boys"
UPI.com, May 05, 2010
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"Anabolic steroid users may face heart trouble"
Reuters, By Frederik Joelving, April 30, 2010
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"Nicotine vaccine effective in early tests"
CNN.com, By Val Willingham, April 22, 2010
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"Popping Pills A Popular Way To Boost Brain Power"
CBS News: 60 Minutes, April 22, 2010
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"Mapping drug addicts' tracks"
Science News, By Laura Sanders, April 15, 2010
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"Once written off, crack babies can now tell stories of success"
The Washington Post, By Theresa Vargas, April 15, 2010
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"Can Eating Junk Food Really Be an Addiction?"
TIME, By Maia Szalavitz, April 03, 2010
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"Katie Couric's Notebook: Food Addiction"
CBSnews.com, By Katie Couric , March 31, 2010
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"A Vaccine to Cure Addictions? (52:45)"
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, March 08, 2010
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"Forget the Cocaine Vaccine"
Newsweek , By Sharon Begley, March 05, 2010
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"Superwoman syndrome fuels pill-popping"
MSNBC.com, By Karen Asp, February 24, 2010
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"Are Doctors Too Reluctant to Prescribe Opioids?"
Time.com, By Maia Szalavitz, February 24, 2010
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"A Common Cut in Cocaine May Prove Deadly"
Time.com, By Maia Szalavitz, January 20, 2010
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"Opioid painkiller overload"
latimes.com, By Valerie Ulene, January 11, 2010
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"Cocaine changes how genes work in brain"
Reuters.com, By Julie Steenhuysen, January 07, 2010
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"Big Think Interview With Nora Volkow (43:36)"
BigThink.com, November 06, 2009
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"The Impossibility of "Just Say No" (07:51)"
BigThink.com, November 06, 2009
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"Why Addicts Shouldn (04:25)"
BigThink.com, November 06, 2009
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"The Unyielding Power of Dopamine (06:35)"
BigThink.com, November 06, 2009
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"Tricking Your Brain into Healthy Addictions (06:26)"
BigThink.com, November 06, 2009
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"When Loving Parents Raise Addicts (05:07)"
BigThink.com, November 06, 2009

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