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...

Anabolic Steroids DrugFacts

 |  Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects on the brain and mental health, and its addictive potential.

Brain Power

 |  Brain Power! is designed to take students through a step-by-step exploration of the processes of science and how to use these processes to learn about scientists and the different work...

Cocaine DrugFacts

 |  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...

Cocaine Research Report

 |  Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches.

Criminal Justice DrugFacts

 |  Looks at the challenges with substance use disorders (SUDs) among people in the criminal justice system, and why treatment and follow up is important for inmates.

Drugged Driving DrugFacts

 |  Provides basic facts about drugged driving, including statistics, trends, and teen prevalence, and explains why drugged driving is hazardous, particularly as it relates to marijuana.

Fentanyl DrugFacts

 |  Offers basic facts about the synthetic opioid Fentanyl including how it is abused, its effect on the brain, and other health effects.

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...

Heroin DrugFacts

 |  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.