The National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, Advancing Addiction Science. The plan is designed to increase knowledge of the basic science of the brain as it relates to behavior and translate this knowledge into prevention and treatment interventions that can reduce the negative impacts of drug use and SUDs on society. One of NIDA’s goals outlined in the new plan is to “Develop new and improved strategies to prevent drug use and its consequences.” NIDA’s objectives intended to advance substance use disorder prevention include supporting research to:
- Determine the mechanisms that underlie individual risk and resilience;
- Develop and test innovative prevention interventions that target mechanisms underlying risk factors;
- Develop and test strategies for implementing evidence-based prevention interventions; and
- Develop and test novel strategies for preventing prescription opioid misuse and addiction.
Read about the NIDA Strategic Plan: