Publications

2016-2020 NIDA Strategic Plan

 |  The Strategic Plan outlines our strategy for fulfilling our mission through the end of this decade. The strategic priorities outlined in this plan are intended to leverage the vast array...
 |  Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes...

Health Consequences of Drug Misuse

 |  Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affect...
 |  A plain-language research summary about heroin, including basic facts such as methods of use, its effects on the brain, other health effects, and treatment options.