NIDA Releases Strategic Plan

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA, released its strategic plan for FY 2022-2026. NIDA’s new plan reflects the agency’s commitment to advancing all aspects of addiction science in the service of improving public health. The plan encompasses the extent of research NIDA supports—from basic neuroscience and pharmacology to epidemiology and prevention to therapeutics development and implementation, to research on the delivery of addiction treatment and other services — while remaining flexible and responsive to scientific innovations as well as to the rapidly shifting drug use and addiction landscape. NIDA’s plan for the next five years also prioritizes research that is informed by people with lived experience of addiction in themselves or their families, to best meet the needs of those most directly impacted by NIDA’s science. To read the strategic plan click here.