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NIH Public Bulletin – July 2011

NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project Comes to NIH and APA

When: August 5, 10–11 a.m. and August 6, 2011, 2–3:50 p.m.
Where: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD; Washington American Psychological Association (APA) 119th Convention, Washington Convention Center, Room 146A, Washington, DC
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The Addiction Performance Project is designed to help break down the stigma associated with addiction, as well as to promote a healthy dialogue that fosters compassion and understanding for patients living with this disease. The Project, a Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) program, is part of NIDA's outreach to practicing and in-training health professionals.

Each performance begins with a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night by award-winning professional actors. The reading is followed by a brief expert panel reaction and facilitated audience discussion.

Discussion topics may include:

  • the challenges and opportunities in caring for drug-addicted patients
  • provider biases
  • how best to incorporate screening, brief intervention, and treatment referrals

Next Steps

You can register online at If you would like more information, please contact

This page last reviewed on August 23, 2012

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