What We Do:
The Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DBNBR) supports basic research to understand the causes and consequences of drug abuse and addiction.
The Division's primary goal is to support basic biomedical and behavioral research to address the public health problem of drug abuse and addiction. DBNBR accomplishes this goal by developing and supporting an extramural research program that provides an understanding of:
- the neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms of drugs of abuse and their consequences
- the role of drug abuse in accelerating the progression and transmission of HIV/AIDS
- the effects of chronic pain and its treatments on drug abuse and addiction processes.
The Division also supports women and sex/gender specific research, as well as training grants to increase the number of highly trained research investigators in the drug abuse field. The research supported by DBNBR provides important fundamental information to prevent and/or intervene in drug abuse and addiction.
- Office of the DBNBR Director (OD)
- Functional Neuroscience Research Branch (FNRB)
- Chemistry and Physiological Systems Research Branch (CPSRB)
- Behavioral and Cognitive Science Research Branch (BCSRB)
- Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch (GMNRB)
Related Funding Opportunities:
Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Blvd., Rm 4282, MSC 9555
Bethesda, MD 20892-9555
Rockville, MD 20852 (for Package Deliveries)
(301) 594-6043 (fax)
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.