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Comment Policy

Revised November 2018

Where commenting is supported on this or any other Websites owned or administered by NIDA, we encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We review and post comments according to the policy below. We reserve the right not to post comments, or to remove comments, that are inconsistent with our policy, at our complete discretion.

The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Federal Government.

Comments that include the following are prohibited:

  • Vulgar, profane, or abusive language; personal attacks of any kind; inappropriate religious, sexual, political, or racial references; unsupported accusations.
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  • Misleading or false information.
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  • Comments that are off-topic or excessively lengthy.
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  • Surveys, polls, questionnaires, etc., subject to OMB Paperwork Reduction Act clearance.
  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Sensitive Information (SI).

We ask that your comments be respectful and relevant to the specific topic. We welcome your comments at any time. However, given the need to responsibly manage federal resources, reviewing and posting of comments will generally occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted at other times will be reviewed and posted as soon as possible.

In posting your comments or other work to Websites owned or administered by NIDA, you irrevocably grant NIDA permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform your work publicly and free-of-charge.

Remember that your posts are public. When posting, please do not include information (e.g., name, email, social security numbers) in the text of your comment that personally identifies you in a way you do not intend. Additional guidance as to how NIDA regards privacy issues can be found at our Privacy Notice.

All media inquiries should be directed to the NIDA Press Team (media@nida.nih.gov).

This page was last updated November 2018

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