National Institute on Drug Abuse · National Institutes of Health
National Conference on Drug Addiction Treatment: From Research to Practice
April 8-9, 1998, Marriott Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Washington), Washington, DC
Scientific advances over the past 20 years have shown that drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing, and treatable disease. Research has shown that biological, behavioral, and social factors must all be considered in implementing effective treatments. The National Conference on Drug Addiction Treatment: From Research to Practice will highlight state-of-the-art treatment approaches emerging from more than two decades of research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
This conference will enhance awareness and increase knowledge of drug addiction treatment including:
- Health, social, and economic benefits of drug addiction treatment
- Role of behavioral treatment
- Role of medication
- Current issues in the delivery of and access to drug addiction treatment
- How emerging knowledge shapes the research agenda of the future
This conference will inform leaders of national drug abuse and other professional organizations, payers, providers, practitioners, the media, criminal justice/law enforcement personnel, constituent organizations, and policymakers on effective drug addiction treatment strategies. The conference will offer numerous opportunities for active interchange of ideas among all participants.