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Drug Abuse Prevention Research meeting.. details in text2nd 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.

Introduction

  Dear Colleagues:

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.

Sincerely,

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Director

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