NIH Institute on Drug Abuse

The mission of the NIH Institute on Drug Abuse is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

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Detailed Description

The NIDA mission involves:

  • Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved.
  • Ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.

Their website contains numerous resources, including the following.

  • Extensive Explanations of Numerous Drugs and Medicines
  • Research and Training Resources
  • Clinical Resources
  • Grants and Funding Information
  • News