The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the federal focal point for research on drug abuse and addiction. Originally established in 1974, NIDA became part of the National Institutes of Health, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in October 1992. NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA has two focus points: The first is the strategic support and conducting of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and utilization ofthat research to improve prevention and treatment services as it relates to drug abuse and addiction. NID A's research agenda strives to address the essential questions about drug ...

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