National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and addiction. Learn More About NIDA Image Nora's Blog Supporting Needed Research on Recovery When people enter treatment for a substance use disorder, it should be with the knowledge that recovery is achievable Image Nora's Blog Addiction often goes hand-in-hand with other mental illnesses. Both must be addressed. Too often, a critical element is overlooked: co-occurring mental health conditions Image Nora's Blog NIDA Releases Its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Plan reflects our commitment to advancing all aspects of addiction science in the service of improving public health Image News Release Heart medication shows potential as treatment for alcohol use disorder Spironolactone may play a role in reducing alcohol drinking NIDA Points of Interest Image About NIDA Advancing the science on drug use and addiction Image Director's Page Nora D. Volkow, M.D., became Director of NIDA in May 2003. Image Grants & Funding Research grants, contracts, and supplements related to drug use and addiction. Image NIDAMED: Clinical Resources Substance use screening tools, guidelines, and other resources. Image Research & Training Programs to support research training from high school through tenure. Image NIDA Research Programs & Activities Learn about NIDA-supported research and cross-agency research activities on drug use and addiction. Why are Drugs so Hard to Quit? Image Video New NIDA animation tackles a common question and explains the science behind drug use and addiction to help light the path towards recovery. Explore Topics in Substance Use and Addiction Science Addiction Science Prevention Treatment Stigma and Discrimination Syringe Services Programs Parents and Educators HIV Opioids Fentanyl Xylazine Cannabis (Marijuana) Kratom Image Explore All Research Topics Featured Initiatives HEAL Initiative HIV Research Program (HRP) Clinical Trials Network ABCD Study - Adolescent Brain Racial Equity Initiative Upcoming Meetings/Events Meeting/Event HEAL Initiative: HEAL Data2Action – Pre-Application Webinar Wednesday, October 12, 2022 1:00pm to 2:30pm | Virtual Meeting/Event Gender and Health: Impacts of Structural Sexism, Gender Norms, Relational Power Dynamics, and Gender Inequities Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm | Virtual Image Looking for Treatment? Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Image Participate in a Clinical Trial Learn more about clinical research and how to participate in a NIDA-funded or NIDA-conducted clinical trial.