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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
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<p><strong>About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):</strong> The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml">www.nimh.nih.gov</a>.</p>
<p><strong>About the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA):</strong> NIAAA is America's authority on alcohol research and health. The primary U.S. agency for conducting and supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol problems, NIAAA also disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences. Additional alcohol research information and publications are available at <a href="http://www.niaaa.nih.gov">www.niaaa.nih.gov</a>.</p>
<p><strong>About the National Institute on Aging (NIA):</strong> NIA leads the federal effort supporting and conducting research on aging and the medical, social and behavioral issues of older people. For more information on research and aging, go to <a href="http://www.nia.nih.gov">www.nia.nih.gov</a>.</p>
<p><strong>About the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS):</strong> NINDS is the nation's primary supporter of biomedical research on the brain and nervous system. The Institute supports and conducts basic translational and clinical research on the healthy and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neurological disorders. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov">www.ninds.nih.gov</a>.</p>
<p><strong>About the <em>Eunice Kennedy Shriver</em> National Institute of Child Health & Development (NICHD):</strong> The mission of NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives. In pursuit of these goals, NICHD supports a broad spectrum of research on normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, and childhood development through adolescence. The mission areas also include research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation medicine. More detailed information can be found at: <a href="http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/org/supported_by.cfm">www.nichd.nih.go...
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NIDA (). Mind games! NIH teaches kids about the power of the human brain. Retrieved , from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2011/03/mind-games-nih-teaches-kids-about-power-human-brain