National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Definition - What does National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) mean?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a federal Institution focused on the study and measurement of the impact of abused drugs in order to eradicate or reduce drug abuse and improve the overall health of communities. NIDA is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA conducts studies and publishes the results with other agencies and organizations that deal with drug abuse in order to formulate better strategies for combating drug abuse and to track drug abuse trends.

WorkplaceTesting explains National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funds scientific researches related to the behavior of people who abuse drugs, keep track of consumption rates of new drugs and research areas more prone to high levels of residents who abuse drugs.


NIDA’s research centers also conduct test programs with volunteers in order better collect data on the effects of drug abuse in the workplace. NIDA statistics are one of the ways that employers and government agencies know just how vital maintaining a drug free workplace can be in order to maintain safety levels. NIDA also provides research and findings to better guide the treatment of those caught in a cycle of drug abuse. NIDA's research and reports play a part in forming the DOT regulations relating to drug testing and treatment.

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