Tuesday, May 10, 2005

NIDA announce inhalant research funding


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently announced new research funding which aims to broaden the understanding of all aspects of inhalant abuse (i.e., from epidemiology, to treatment, to the underlying neurobiological mechanisms).

Prevalence data from both the National Household Survey (NHS) and Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) indicate that inhalant abuse continues to be a major public health concern among grade school children, adolescents and some adults in the USA. The announcement states that while there has been progress in reducing overall drug use among children and adolescents, inhalant use is still very high.

NIDA recognise that there is very little research on all aspects of inhalant abuse and their announcement is designed to encourage broad-based research that has the potential for informing prevention and treatment interventions for inhalant abuse, particularly for children and adolescents.

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