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Thursday, May 13, 2004


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June 23-25, 2004

Conference about Complexities of Co-Occurring Medical Conditions

NIDA Co-Hosts Meeting To Share Research Aimed at Improving Care for People With Coexisting Mental, Substance Use, and Medical/Physical Disorders

WHAT: Many individuals simultaneously suffer from mental illness, problem alcohol and drug use, and other medical or physical disorders, resulting in levels of individual suffering and societal costs that are magnified well beyond those associated with these disorders when considered in isolation. This conference will foster an exchange of information about treating those at risk for, or suffering from, co-occurring mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse, and other conditions.
WHO: Health services researchers, care providers, administrators, policymakers, and members of the media are encouraged to attend.
HOSTS: Sponsors include: The National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
WHEN: Wednesday - Friday, June 23-25, 2004
WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, DC
Woodley Park stop on Metro's Red Line
INFO: More information on the conference and registration is available at http://www.CCCconference.com/

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 more than 85 percent 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.


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