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September 1, 2008
NIDA Director, Dr. Nora D. Volkow

Research dissemination is a key part of NIDA's mission. For that reason, I am pleased to announce that NIDA has recently launched DrugPubs a new Research Dissemination Center designed to distribute materials to virtually all audiences: drug abuse researchers, health professionals, teachers, advocacy groups, teenagers and the general public. Anyone interested in receiving the latest scientific information about drug abuse and addiction can call: 1-877-NIDA-NIH (1-877-643-2644), or 1-240-645-0228 (TDD). 

NIDA formerly distributed its research information and science education materials via the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI). Callers to the NCADI clearinghouse who are requesting information relating to the science of drug abuse and addiction will now be referred to the new NIDA DrugPubs phone number. As always, the public is welcome to browse our web site, which is filled with educational materials for all audiences.


Nora D. Volkow, M.D.