|2nd National Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention Research: |
A Progress Update
This Conference was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C., August 9-10, 2001.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to welcome you this important
and timely conference, the 2nd National Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention Research
: A Progress Update. I would like to thank the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(RWJF) for joining us in sponsoring this event.
Five years ago, NIDA sponsored its first national forum on drug abuse prevention
research to bring together leaders of the field to establish a dialogue on the effectiveness
of prevention research for use in communities. Since then, numerous scientific advances
have emerged that have changed how we as a nation approach addiction, especially how
we prevent and treat it. This conference is intended to provide participants with focused
time to explore current preventive interventions for youngsters that have been shown to
be effective in family, school, and community settings. The plenary panels led by
leading prevention scientists will provide background in what has been learned and how
this knowledge is being used in current prevention programming efforts. The hallmark of
this conference is the format of the workshops, which will allow for lively discussion
between the researchers, who have created many of our nation's most effective prevention
programs, and the practitioners, who are implementing these programs in communities
across the country.
We look forward to sharing current knowledge about drug abuse prevention and also to
hearing your suggestions for future activities and efforts in the field.
I hope that this conference provides helpful information and strategies that can be applied
in families, schools, and communities to prevent drug abuse among our nation's youth.
Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
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