Health literacy and drug abuse.--A message from Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of NIDA NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA National Institute of Dramatic Arts (Australia)
NIDA Northern Ireland Development Agency (UK)
NIDA Northern Ireland Dairy Association
As an educator, you know how important it is for your students to make informed choices. When it comes to drug abuse, knowing the facts is FACTS I Federal Agencies' Centralized Trial-Balance System crucial to helping students make decisions that can impact their health and safety.
In this latest installment of Heads Up, students will find out how drug abuse and addiction addiction: see drug addiction and drug abuse. affect one's overall health. Although at its core a brain disease, drug addiction drug addiction
or chemical dependency
Physical and/or psychological dependency on a psychoactive (mind-altering) substance (e.g., alcohol, narcotics, nicotine), defined as continued use despite knowing that the substance causes harm. produces harmful consequences throughout the body.
We thank you for sharing the important facts in this article with your students. By doing so, you are not only helping them be more health-literate, but are also helping them keep safe.
Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director of NIDA