Info From Experts

Dr. Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Brené is also a [...]


YOU DO NOT HAVE TO UNDERGO ADDICTION to be an effective support for someone struggling. Your one example makes a difference.  Choose not to use, and communicate why.   Check out this article [...]

What is Stigma? We Need to Talk.

Stigma is EVERYWHERE. Stigma is alive and not-well in all communities. It’s within the group. It’s within the subgroups of the subsubgroups of the subsubsubgroups.  Think you [...]


The NIDA Blog Team “Say What?” is a periodic series in which we define scientific terms and explain their importance. A person who’s trying to stop using drugs can sometimes start [...]

Marijuana: Just the Facts

A video recording of the event is scheduled to be played on Channel 79, and can be viewed online here. Dr. Kevin Hill and local experts speak about marijuana facts On Tuesday, May 8th at Saxe [...]

The Rising Popularity of Vaping

Rising popularity of vaping: Schools look to educate students on vaping Darien News – January 2, 2018 It was back in 2012, around the time Darien detective James Palmieri started as the [...]

Narcan 101: How to Save a Life

Opioid addiction has gone beyond the crisis stage to become an epidemic, and the Nutmeg State ranks in the top 10 among states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths. As part of [...]