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.
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
Deaths Per 100,000 US population (2017)SOURCE: CDC
1 in 5
1 in 5 children grow up in a home affected by addiction.Source: American Academy of Pediatrics