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The NIDA Drug Pubs clearinghouse closed its doors on April 7, 2022. We will no longer be shipping hard copy NIDA publications. All of NIDA’s publications and educational resources can be found here.
 |  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.
 |  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...
 |  Provides an overview of inhalants, including types of products commonly inhaled, effects on the brain, other adverse health effects, and potential for addiction.

Teaching Addiction Science

 |  This 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opioids (heroin), or marijuana.

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...