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Nov 12, 2019

Wilson Compton, MD, is deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an agency of the National Institutes of Health. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Compton works with the director to provide scientific leadership of NIDA’s research portfolio.

Key Points

  • What we don’t know
  • Our two legal drugs, nicotine and alcohol, are responsible for devastating morbidity and mortality.
  • What might the unintended consequences be of legalizing a third addictive drug?
  • Exposure to adolescents and prenatally
  • Teen vaping

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