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NIDA Podcasts

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

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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.

  • 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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