About the Friends of NIDA

Our Mission:

ENHANCE, promote support and supplement the activities of NIDA, foster greater public understanding of NIDA's role in research and public education, and to assist the Institute in rapid and effective transfer of scientific data for the benefit of all people affected by drug abuse.

LEAD the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

REDUCE the incidence of drug abuse and addiction by generating broad public and private support for the comprehensive and well funded research agenda for the federal National Institute on Drug Abuse.

EDUCATE the public, policy makers, media, healthcare leaders and treatment providers about research advances for drug treatment and prevention led by NIDA.