Last updated on: 10/7/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“NIDA has supported and will continue to support research that increases our understanding of the impact of steroid abuse and improves our ability to prevent abuse of these drugs.”

“Message from the Director: Consequences of the Abuse of Anabolic Steroids,” Nora Volkow, MD, NIDA Director (accessed Oct. 7, 2008)

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Description:

“The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the Federal focal point for research on drug abuse and addiction. Established in 1974, NIDA became part of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, in October 1992.”

“Milestones,” NIDA website (accessed Oct. 7, 2008)

Mission:

“NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.”

“About NIDA,” NIDA website (accessed Oct. 7, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. What Are Stimulants?
  2. What Are Steroids?