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2016-2020 NIDA Strategic Plan

 |  The Strategic Plan outlines our strategy for fulfilling our mission through the end of this decade. The strategic priorities outlined in this plan are intended to leverage the vast array...
 |  Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes...
 |  A plain-language research summary about heroin, including basic facts such as methods of use, its effects on the brain, other health effects, and treatment options.
 |  Provides an overview of inhalants, including types of products commonly inhaled, effects on the brain, other adverse health effects, and potential for addiction.