Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Who We Are
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is to ensure the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.
The information on the website is organized into areas of interest for researchers, medical & health professional, patients & families, parents & teachers and students & young adults. Publications are available on a variety of addiction and drug abuse topics.