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2013 Photos

Photo of a group of people.L-R: Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director; François Delattre, French Ambassador; and Dr. André Syrota, President and CEO of INSERM
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2012 Photos

NIDA easy to read facts logo.The NIDA Easy-to-Read Drug Facts logo.
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NIDA Family Checkup logo. Logo for NIDA Family Check Up: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse.
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2011 Photos

2010 Photos

Image of NIDA Drug Facts booklet.NIDA’s new in 2010 “Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths” Q&A booklet answers teens' most frequently asked questions about drugs and drug abuse.
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NIDA Drug Facts Week graphic. In November, 2010, NIDA launched National Drug Facts week, a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse.
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Photo of two high school students. Daevion Caves (age 18) and Jordan Earle Atkins (age 16) of Alton High School in Alton, IL won first place in the Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest—a collaboration between NIDA and the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundations.
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2009 Photos

A photo of panel of speakers sitting in front of an audienceOn April 20, 2009, NIDA launched its first comprehensive Physicians' Outreach Initiative, NIDAMED at a news conference at the National Press Club in D.C. Speakers included, NIDA Director Dr. Volkow, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Ed Jurith, U.S. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, Acting U.S. Surgeon General Steven K. Galson and leaders of other organizations committed to helping patients who struggle with drug-related medical issues.
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a poster encouraging patients to tell their doctor aout all the drugs they useThe NIDAMED initiative stresses the importance of the patient-doctor relationship in identifying unhealthy behaviors before they evolve into life threatening conditions. This patient-tested poster—one of the NIDAMED resources—encourages patients to "Tell Your Doctors About All the Drugs You Use." Doctors are encouraged to put the poster on display in their waiting rooms.
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2008 Photos

a photo of the Biomedical Research Center.NIH's Biomedical Research Center, located on the Johns Hopkins University Bayview campus in Baltimore, Maryland, opened on June 2, 2008. The Biomedical Research Center contains major components of the intramural research programs of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, including 500,000 gross square feet of laboratory, vivarium, and administration space.
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2007 Photos

a photo of the cover of "Drugs, Brains & Behavior - The Science of Addiction"The cover of the NIDA's first plain language booklet explaining the science behind addiction—Drugs, Brains & Behavior - The Science of Addiction.
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a photo scientists sitting and computers with a screen projected on the wall.During NIDA's first national "Drug Facts Chat Day," more than 40 scientists and science writers who specialize in addiction issues answered over 36,000 questions submitted online by high school students across the country. The students asked wide-ranging questions on drug abuse-related topics, and experts tried to answer them as soon as possible.
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a photo of NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow looking at a computer screen.NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow was among the experts who assisted during the chat day's 10-hour question-and-answer session. The scientists and writers sometimes fielded as many as 6,000 questions per hour.
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a photo of David Anderson, Dr. Ruben Baler, and Dr. Barry
                Hoffer gathered around a computer.NIDA staffers David Anderson, Dr. Ruben Baler, and Dr. Barry Hoffer answered students' questions about how drugs affect the brain during NIDA's Drug Facts Chat Day.
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This page last reviewed on March 18, 2014

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