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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction:
Myths vs. Reality

A Town Meeting


Introduction


Dear Colleague:

In an effort to educate the public about drug abuse and addiction, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is holding a series of Town Meetings with community leaders throughout the Nation. I am pleased to invite you to attend such a meeting to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, May 6, 1999. Joining NIDA in this event are our co-sponsors, the Governor of Georgia; the Mayor of Atlanta; Emory University; Morehouse School of Medicine; Georgia Department of Human Resources; National Families in Action; PRIDE; Georgia Association for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse.

Entitled Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: Myths versus Reality, the purposes of this meeting are to disseminate the results of NIDA-supported research and to demonstrate how they can be used to deal with problems of drug abuse and addiction at the State and community levels. We also see this as a major opportunity to have local needs help shape NIDA's research agenda.

I look forward to seeing you at this very important event.

Sincerely,

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Director


Views of Atlanta

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