The original event was sponsored by the Friends of NIDA in cooperation with the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, and the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force.
Opioid misuse and addiction is an ongoing and rapidly evolving public health crisis. Millions of Americans suffer from opioid use disorder, and millions more suffer from chronic pain. The urgency and scale of this crisis calls for innovative scientific solutions. Prevention research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) can play an important role in addressing the crisis. Addressing prevention needs can go far in helping to reduce the opioid crisis, and this briefing will focus on ways to accomplish that goal.
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Additional Materials generously provided by the Friends of NIDA:
Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E., Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D., Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, School of Social Work at the University of Washington
Richard Spoth, Ph.D., Wendell Miller Senior Prevention Scientist and the Director of the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State University
Kathy Collier, Prevention Supervisor for Chester County Drug and Alcohol and Programs Chair of the PA Prevention Coalition Advisory Workgroup
About the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health