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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – March 2012

New Easy-to-Read Web Site on Drug Abuse

Format: Web Site
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

To help people better understand drug abuse, NIDA recently launched an easy-to-read Web site that provides plain-language information on neuroscience, drug abuse prevention, and treatment. The site was designed for adults with limited literacy skills (eighth grade–level or below) and is also a resource for adult literacy educators. It has a simple design with a large default text size and other features that make it easy to read and use, including motion graphic videos that explain the science of addiction and how drugs affect the brain.

Next Steps

You can visit the new easy-to-read site at

This page last reviewed on August 21, 2012

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