Research Priorities

International research supported by NIDA must advance the mission of the Institute and provide opportunities not available domestically.

NIDA international research priorities include:

  • Seek-test-treat and retain HIV/AIDS interventions
  • Abuse of amphetamine-type stimulants, synthetic drugs, or other designer drugs
  • Inhalant abuse
  • Smoking during pregnancy and the impact of prenatal tobacco exposure and the effects of early exposure to tobacco in young people and adolescents on development of addiction and other diseases and on cognitive development
  • Drugged driving

View our Research Priorities Presentations to learn more.