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NIDA Notes keeps you up to date on research advances in the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and addiction and HIV/AIDS. Our podcast series, in video and audio-only formats, feature prominent clinicians and scientists throughout the world of science.

NIDA @ Work

This series features interviews with NIDA staff members explaining their Institute roles and portfolios.

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    May 01, 2014-

    NIDA’s Dr. Joni Rutter discusses how a genetic variation could explain why some individuals are more susceptible than others to nicotine dependence.

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  • March 31, 2014- Dr. Elizabeth F. Howell

    Dr. Elizabeth F. Howell discusses her role as a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse. She describes the basic functions and responsibilities of the Council.

  • November 27, 2013- Dr. David Thomas

    Dr. David Thomas talks about pain research at NIH, the complexities of treating pain with prescription opioids, and finding new treatment options for acute and chronic pain. Read more from Dr. Thomas.

  • September 27, 2013- Dr. Marilyn Huestis

    Dr. Marilyn Huestis discusses NIDA's Intramural Research Program’s major focuses, such as marijuana research in humans, developing tests to identify drugged drivers, and demystifying designer drugs.
    Read more from Dr. Huestis.

  • September 16, 2013- Dr. Redonna Chandler
    Chief of Services Research Branch, Dr. Redonna Chandler gives insight on what her branch does and how her job is rewarding.

    Read more from Dr. Chandler in the NIDA Notes article, Q & A: Dr. Redonna Chandler.

Researchers Speak

This podcast series goes beyond NIDA Notes articles to explore the methods, lessons learned, and future directions of the research. The series provides insights from top researchers in drug abuse and addiction.

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    May 29, 2015-

    NIDA-funded researcher Dr. Thomas Kosten describes the potential uses for vaccines that protect against addiction to cocaine, nicotine, methamphetamine, and opioids.

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  • October 24, 2014- Dr. Kevin M. Gray

    NIDA-funded researcher Dr. Kevin Gray describes an ongoing clinical trial examining the possibility of using N-acetylcysteine to treat marijuana addiction.

  • June 27, 2014- Dr. Antonello Bonci

    NIDA Intramural Research Program Scientific Director Dr. Antonello Bonci describes ground-breaking findings regarding the brain areas involved in compulsive cocaine seeking.

  • September 16, 2013- Dr. Madeline Meier

    Dr. Madeline Meier of Duke University discusses the effects of marijuana use on IQ. Dr. Meier describes findings from a 25-year study showing that participants who initiated weekly cannabis use before age 18 dropped IQ points in proportion to how long they persisted in using the drug.

    Read the NIDA Notes article about the study, Early Onset, Regular Cannabis Use Is Linked to IQ Decline.

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