National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and addiction.

See Our Research on Substance Use

Researcher Kareem Woods working in NIDA's Intramural Research Program in Baltimore, Maryland

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Why are Drugs so Hard to Quit?

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New NIDA animation tackles a common question and explains the science behind drug use and addiction to help light the path towards recovery.

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