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Effective Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Updated: Mar 14, 2020

By Addiction Policy Forum

The Addiction Policy Forum's Translating Science into Practice series provides policymakers and practitioners with actionable resources about programs in a comprehensive response to addiction--including prevention, overdose reversal, treatment, recovery support and criminal justice. Our next event in the series, "Effective Treatment for Substance Use Disorders" will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12 p.m. in 2226 Rayburn House Office Building.

The briefing will examine research and promising practices for the delivery of evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders. Panelists will talk about the latest science, research and innovative programs currently being implemented in states and localities that have shown promising results, including the use and delivery of patient-centered care, individualized treatment plans and medication assisted treatment.

Sponsored by The Addiction Policy Forum The National Criminal Justice Association

Honorary Co-Hosts Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives

The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, U.S. House of Representatives


  • Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

  • Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH)

  • Dr. Paul Earley – Director-at-Large, American Society of Addiction Medicine

  • Dr. Wilson Compton - Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Rockville, MD

  • Robert Forman, PhD – Alkermes, Boston, MA

  • Doug Tieman – President & CEO, Caron Treatment Centers

  • Becky Vaughn – Addiction Policy Forum, Washington, D.C.

  • Jessica Nickel – President & CEO, Addiction Policy Forum, Washington, D.C.

Watch full video here.

Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Our national headquarters is located in Washington, DC with resources and services in every state.


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