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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 listen to these clips, just click "Listen Now" under the clip summary. You must have Real Media Player or Windows Media Player installed to download these clips. 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.

  • Monitoring the Future: Briefing and Press Conference 2012

    December 19, 2012 – Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, discusses the results of the 2012 Monitoring the Future survey at a press conference from the National Press Club on December 19, 2012. Monitoring the Future tracks annual drug abuse trends of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students, including attitudes and perceived risk of specific drugs of abuse. Dr. Volkow is joined by joined by Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health; R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; and Chris Leibowitz, a young adult in recovery from drug addiction.

    Length: 56:31 minutes | View Transcript

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  • NIH launches new tool for parents to help keep kids drug-free

    November 30, 2012 – NIH Podcast Episode #0173

    Length: 5:19 minutes | View Transcript

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  • New NIDA resource helps families navigate addiction treatment options

    February 28, 2012 – A new resource online, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask, will help individuals and families struggling with addition ask the right questions before picking out a drug treatment program.

    Length: 2:22 minutes | View Transcript

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  • Cigarette and alcohol use at historic low among teens

    December 20, 2011 – A survey shows low use of cigarettes and alcohol by teens, but high levels of marijuana and prescription drug abuse.

    Length: 5:15 minutes | View Transcript

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  • Monitoring the Future: Briefing and Press Conference

    December 14, 2011 – Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, discusses the results of the 2011 Monitoring the Future survey at a press conference from the National Press Club on December 14, 2011. Monitoring the Future tracks annual drug abuse trends of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students, including attitudes and perceived risk of specific illicit drugs. Dr. Volkow is joined by joined by Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health; R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; and Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

    Length: 45:53 minutes | View Transcript

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  • Potential New Target for Smoking Cessation Without Weight Gain

    June 22, 2011 – Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, discusses a new study published in Science magazine that identifies a brain pathway that could be a target of new treatments for smoking and weight control.

    Length: 2:50 minutes | View Transcript

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  • NIH Radio Discusses Areas of Concern Regarding Opioid Prescription Practices

    April 12, 2011 – Dr. Susan Weiss, Acting Director of NIDA's Office of Science Policy and Communications, discusses concerns raised by an analysis of 2009 data regarding national prescribing patterns for opioid painkillers.

    Length: 2:34 minutes | View Transcript

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  • Dr. Nora Volkow to discuss JAMA paper, "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism"

    February 22, 2011 – Dr. Nora D. Volkow, first author on the paper, held a teleconference to answer questions on the paper published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism."

    Length: 54:52 minutes | View Transcript

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  • Closing the Implementation Gap to Stop HIV/AIDS

    April 08, 2010 – Treatments to battle the HIV/AIDS epidemic have advanced significantly in the past two decades. Researchers say implementing strategies to reach certain minority populations, like those suffering from drug addiction, are still necessary to close the gap and stop the disease. NIDA's Press Officer Jeff Levine talked to a prominent scientist who's pressing the case for change.

    Length: 2:39 minutes | View Transcript

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  • NIH Podcast Shines Light on Prescription Drug Abuse in Women

    April 05, 2010 – The NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health podcast, “Pinn Point on Women’s Health,” provides updates on women’s health research, and is hosted by Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., director of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health. This month, Dr. Pinn interviewed Nora Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

    Length: 31:50 minutes | View Transcript

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