Overview

The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, is a trans-NIH research effort focused on improving prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction and enhancing pain management.

The NIH HEAL Initiative is organized into six research focus areas. Within those focus areas, 12 NIH Institutes and Centers are leading 25 research programs to find scientific solutions to the opioid crisis.