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Neuroscience Blueprint Promotes Efficiency, Synergy

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Describes a knowledge- and resource-sharing system for NIH-funded neuroscientists to access to data, advanced research tools, and technical assistance.

Research Breakthroughs in Drug Abuse Have Wide Applications in Other Fields

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Offers an overview of some of the NIDA-supported innovative research achievements to reduce the health and social effects of drug abuse and addiction.

New Vaccines Are Being Developed Against Addiction and Relapse

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Highlights NIDA-funded research to develop vaccines against addiction to drugs such as cocaine, nicotine, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamine.

Stimulus Money Will Fund a Surge in Knowledge

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Describes NIDA’s drug abuse and addiction research priorities for the use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds.

Suiting Treatment to the Nature of the Disease

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Highlights NIDA-sponsored research underway to understand and respond to substance abusers’ needs at all points of care, from the initial presentation for treatment through recovery.

Substance Abuse Among Troops, Veterans, and Their Families

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Highlights the need for research to assess and find solutions to a potential rise in substance abuse among service men and women, veterans, and their families.

NIDA's 35th Anniversary: Science Focused on Solutions

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Commemorates NIDA’s 35th anniversary and highlights some of the major accomplishments since the Institute’s inception in 1974.

New Tools and Strategies to Bolster Behavioral Therapy

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.

Helping Doctors Become First Responders to Substance Abuse

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Describes a toolkit that guides doctors in assessing a patient’s risk of developing an addiction problem, advising patients on the effects of substance abuse, and arranging for referrals.

Steroid Abuse Is a High-Risk Route to the Finish Line

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Highlights research on the effects of steroid use on the brain and the rest of the body, and stresses the need to educate young people about the serious health risks associated with its use.

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