NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
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Who We Are
Where We Are:
What We Do
NIDA's Publication Series
Basic Facts and Research Findings
- Research Reports
- NIDA Notes - Newsletter
- Topics in Brief - Drug topic summaries
- Addiction Science & Clinical Practice - Journal for researchers and health care providers
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Bethesda, MD 20892-9561