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The National Institute on Drug Abuse was first established as a research facility connected to the US Public Health Service inand init became known as the Addiction Research Center. InNIDA was designated as the point organization for data collection, research, and training that would increase the prevention of substance.

policy or position of the National Institute on Drug Abuse or any other part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Domain Notice All material appearing in this report except the forms (Exhibit 9, Exhibit 13 and Exhibit 14) is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission from the National Institute on Drug.

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