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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction:
Myths vs. Reality

A Town Meeting


Agenda


8:30 a.m.

Welcoming and Introductory Remarks

Mayor Bill Campbell (invited)

9:00 a.m.Keynote Address

Understanding Drug Abuse & Addiction: Myths vs Reality
Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse

10:30 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m.Workshop A

Understanding Drugs and the Brain: The Biobehavioral Impact of Drug Abuse

Treating the Addicted Brain
Michael Kuhar, Ph.D.

Brain Targets of Drug of Abuse
T. Celeste Napier, Ph.D.

Workshop B

Pathways to Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Role of Risk and Protective Factors in Prevention Planning
Claire Sterk, Ph.D.

Resiliency: Research-Based Preventive Skill Reinforcement
James P. Griffin, Ph.D.

12:15 p.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.NIDA Video Gallery

NIDA Research Gallery

1:45 p.m.Satellite Broadcast

NIDA Treatment Initiatives and Innovations
Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D.
Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D.

3:30 p.m.Break
3:45 p.m.Workshop C

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Cocaine Abusers
Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D.

Workshop D (Repeat of Workshop A)

Understanding Drugs and the Brain: The Biobehavioral Impact of Drug Abuse

Treating the Addicted Brain
Michael Kuhar, Ph.D.

Brain Targets of Drug of Abuse
T. Celeste Napier, Ph.D.

5:00 p.m.Adjourn

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