Archive for the ‘National Institute on Drug Abuse’ Category

Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs

February 17, 2014 Comments off

Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Offers the latest research findings on hallucinogens and dissociative drugs, describing what they are, how they are abused, and basic facts about different drugs within this classification of drugs.

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

September 26, 2013 Comments off

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.

DrugFacts: Nationwide Trends

March 1, 2013 Comments off

DrugFacts: Nationwide Trends

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Illicit drug use in America has been increasing. In 2011, an estimated 22.5 million Americans aged 12 or older—or 8.7 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication (such as a pain reliever, stimulant, or tranquilizer) in the past month. This is up from 8.3 percent in 2002. The increase mostly reflects a recent rise in the use of marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug.

Drugged Driving Research: A White Paper

June 17, 2011 Comments off

Drugged Driving Research: A White Paper (PDF)
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drugged driving is a significant public health and public safety problem in the United States and abroad, as documented through a growing body of research. Among the research conducted in the US is the 2009 finding that 33% of fatally injured drivers with known drug test results were positive for drugs other than alcohol. Among randomly stopped weekend nighttime drivers who provided oral fluid and/or blood specimens in 2007, 16.3% were positive for drugs. While these and other emerging data demonstrate the drugged driving problem, the US has lagged behind other nations in both drugged driving research and enforcement.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) 2010 National Drug Control Strategy established as a priority reducing drugged driving in the United States. To achieve the Strategy’s goal of reducing drugged driving by 10% by 2015, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) enlisted the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (IBH) to review the current state of knowledge about drugged driving and to develop a comprehensive research plan for future research that would hold the promise of making a significant impact by 2015. IBH convened an expert committee to develop this report. Committee members included top leaders across a broad spectrum of related disciplines including research, public policy, enforcement and law.