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The following audio clips highlight research efforts at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and include interviews with prominent NIDA scientists.

To view a printable transcript of a clip, click "View Transcript" under the clip summary. You can also listen to podcasts from NIDA Notes.

All of these clips are free from copyright and can be used for broadcast or other use with acknowledgement of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • Decline in Smoking and Illicit Drug Use Among Eighth Graders

    December 13, 2007 – Eighth graders are smoking less, and using illicit drugs less, this according to a new national survey. Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains the importance of the survey results.

    Length: 3:16 minutes | View Transcript

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  • Drug Impaired Driving by Youth Remains To be a Problem

    November 23, 2007 – It's a frightening statistic. Nearly a third of all high school seniors have driven while "under the influence" or have been in a car with an impaired driver according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In 2006, 30 percent of high school seniors reported driving after drinking heavily or using drugs, or riding in a car in which the driver had been doing either, at least once in the prior two weeks. Dr. Timothy Condon, Deputy Director of NIDA, discusses the findings.

    Length: 2:28 minutes | View Transcript

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  • NIDA Launches a Study About Treating Addiction to Prescription Pain Killers

    March 30, 2007 – In response to the growing national problem of prescription drug abuse, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has launched a national study evaluating a treatment for addiction to painkillers. Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA's Director, discussed the problem.

    Length: 1:17 minutes | View Transcript

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  • NIDA Unveils Publication to Explain the Science of Addiction

    February 23, 2007 – The National Institute on Drug Abuse has unveiled its first consumer publication dedicated to explaining the science of addiction. The 30 page full color booklet, "Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction", explains in layman's terms how science has revolutionized the understanding of drug addiction as a brain disease that affects behavior. Dr. Timothy Condon, NIDA's Deputy Director, said this new publication will help reduce the stigma attached to addictive disorders.

    Length: 1:34 minutes | View Transcript

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