NIDA to Highlight Latest Drug Abuse
Research at Cincinnati Conference Blending Addiction
Science and Treatment:
The Impact of Evidence-Based Practices on Individuals,
Families, and Communities
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component
of the National Institutes of Health, will convene a 2-day
conference to explore how the latest scientific findings
in drug abuse can fill the current gap between research
and clinical treatment practices. The conference is part
of NIDA’s Blending Initiative, designed to stimulate
engaging dialogue between those who work with substance
abusers in communities with those engaged in the latest
Targeting treatment professionals in the Ohio/Pennsylvania
region, the Blending conference will equip participants
with evidence based tools to use in their community-based
practices, and will give treatment professionals an opportunity
to share real-life challenges with researchers. The conference
highlights NIDA’s involvement as a crucial resource
and partner for making the best drug addiction treatments
available to those who need them.
|| Blending Science and Treatment: The Impact
of Evidence-Based Practices on Individuals, Families, and
|| Monday, June 2, 2008 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Duke Energy Center 525 Elm Street Cincinnati,
|| Featured Speakers Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director,
||Topics that will be covered include, but are
not limited to, the following:
- Addiction and the Brain
- Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders
- Addiction Treatments of the Future: The Role of Genetics
- Challenges in Determining, Implementing, and Sustaining
Best Practices in Criminal Justice
- Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training
For registration, please visit: http://www.sei2003.com/nida/blendingcinci/registration.asp.
Interview opportunities with some of the world’s top treatment
researchers will be available. A full agenda and speaker list is
available at: http://www.sei2003.com/nida/blendingcinci/topics.htm.
Additional NIDA-related events open to media include a reception
and screening of the HBO Emmy Award winning documentary, “Addiction,” which
was produced in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
NIDA, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
(NIAAA); and a student conversation at Walnut Hills High School where
NIDA Director Dr. Volkow will engage students in a practical discussion
on drug abuse and addiction.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National
Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health
aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out
a large variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of
research information and its implementation in policy and practice.
Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and information
on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA
home page at http://www.drugabuse.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's
Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers
and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic,
clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates
the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.