Revised October 2007.
Describes an initiative to bridge the gap between drug abuse and addiction research and practice that includes a clinical trials network, conferences, blending teams, and partnerships.
Published September 2009.
Describes NIDA’s programs to ensure issues related to health disparities are represented in extramural research and to increase the number of underrepresented scientists participating in drug abuse research. En Español
Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Describes how opiates, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions. En Español
Published June 2009. Revised May 2013.
Provides an overview of commonly abused prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains how they affect the brain, treatments available, and reported use.
Revised December 2011.
Provides a brief overview of the non-medical use of prescription drugs, examining prevalence, health risks associated with use, treatment options, and research underway on the topic.
Published July 2001. Revised October 2011.
Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs-opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants-describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction.