National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences. Learn More About NIDA Image News Release Percentage of overdose deaths involving methadone declined between January 2019 and August 2021 National data indicate COVID-era treatment expansion was not associated with harms Image Nora's Blog Time To Start Talking about Pre-Addiction Raising the possibility of a plan for better detection and support of those in early stages of substance use disorder Image News Release NIH scientists identify new brain mechanism involved in impulsive cocaine-seeking in rats Muscarinic acetylcholine M2 receptors regulate lateral habenula neuron activity and control cocaine seeking behavior Image Featured Cause of Death Elucidated (CODE) in Drug Overdose Challenge open until Sept. 23 Soliciting ideas for cost-effective, innovative techniques for postmortem toxicology screening (prizes up to $25,000). NIDA Points of Interest Image About NIDA Advancing the science on the causes, consequences, and treatment of drug use. 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. Image Infographic Medications for Opioid Overdose, Withdrawal, & Addiction Explore the different types of medications prescribed for opioid overdose, withdrawal, and addiction Featured Initiatives HEAL Initiative HIV Research Program (HRP) Clinical Trials Network ABCD Study - Adolescent Brain Racial Equity Initative Latest from NIDA Nora's Blog Tackling Complex Scientific Questions Requires a Team Approach News Release Percentage of overdose deaths involving methadone declined between January 2019 and August 2021 Nora's Blog Time To Start Talking about Pre-Addiction Upcoming Meetings/Events Meeting/Event Symposium on the Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS Wednesday, September 7, 2022 1:00pm to 4:00pm | Virtual Meeting/Event Facebook Live: The Intersection of Suicide and Substance Use Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:30pm to 1:00pm | Virtual Looking for Treatment? Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Participate in a Clinical Trial Use the NIDA Clinical Trials Locator - answer a few simple questions and get contact information for studies near you.