Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug-seeking despite harmful consequences. Our scientists and engineers are collaborating on a new initiative to develop a fundamental understanding of the biological underpinnings of addiction and create new scientifically-driven strategies to treat this complex disorder.
Number of overdose deaths in the US in 2020.SOURCE: CDC
Annual costs related to crime, lost work productivity, and health care in the US due to the the abuse of prescription and illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.SOURCE: NIDA
1 in 5
1 in 5 children grow up in a home affected by addiction.Source: American Academy of Pediatrics