Learn what happens with addiction and why it’s so hard to quit.
Addiction changes the signals in your brain and makes it hard to feel OK without the drug.
The model helps us understand why not everyone who abuses drugs becomes addicted.
Knowing how the brain functions helps us understand what happens during drug use.
Drugs activate the brain’s limbic system, which control’s our ability to feel pleasure.
Cocaine use causes a response from the brain’s reward system.
Methamphetamine use causes a response from the brain’s reward system.
Marijuana use causes a response from the brain’s reward system.
Steroid abuse can cause harm and have serious consequences.
El doctor Ruben Baler un científico del NIDA habla acerca del peligro y los efectos del abuso de los esteroides.
The facts and dangers of prescription drug abuse are explored.
Addiction and compulsive drug use can be serious consequences of prescription drug abuse.
Addiction, compulsive drug use, and prescription drug abuse are explored in detail.
NIDA scientists play softball with young friends and talk about the safe use of prescription painkillers.
Dr. Volkow talks to parents in Harlem about how to talk to kids and recognize signs of drug use.
The annual survey measures teen drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and attitudes.
Dr. Volkow discusses the 2015 survey results on teen drug use and attitudes.
The health effects and dangers of smoking and nicotine are explored.
Dr. Volkow discusses the 2015 survey results on tobacco and e-cigarette use among teens.
NIDA’s scientist discusses what bath salts are and how they can affect us.
NIDA’s Dr. Carl Lupica explains what happens to brain neurons when someone uses drugs.
NIDA interviews a book author about her research on addiction behavior and social media.
NIDA researchers use brain imaging as part of their research on drug use and addiction.
NIDA scientists create molecular tools used to research drug abuse.
NIDA’s inspiring Dr. Ruben Baler shares his story of diversity and research.
Eye tracking offers clues in drugged driving research at the National Advanced Driving Simulator.
Teens learn the important connection between HIV and drug use.
An HIV-positive teen recounts her night of drugs, alcohol, and risky sexual behavior.