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NIDA News Release Contact: Beverly Jackson
Michelle Muth
301-443-6245
FOR RELEASE, January 7, 2000

SAVE-THE-DATE

Addiction & The Feminine Mystique
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hosts Seminar about Gender Differences in Addiction & Recovery


WHAT:

Illicit drugsÉ prescription drugsÉ when or how does use become addiction? Do women and men react differently to alcohol and drugs? Why is quitting smoking more difficult for women than for men? Can women really consume as much alcohol as men without harm or consequences? "Gender Differences in Addiction and Recovery" is a one-day seminar that will answer these and many other questions and provide new insight into the important role gender plays in womenÕs health and the impact of addictions.

Experts in the field of addiction research, prevention, and treatment will discuss the latest findings, and provide insight into related issues such as abuse of multiple substances, family problems, violence, victimization, and HIV/AIDS. Treatment programs will also be discussed.

WHO:Gender Differences in Addiction and Recovery is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Society for WomenÕs Health Research in conjunction with The Smithsonian InstitutionÕs Campus on the Mall.
WHEN:Saturday, January, 29, 2000. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
WHERE:Smithsonian InstitutionÕs Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Room 3037
Washington, DC
202-357-3030
SPEAKERS:Dr. Alan Leshner, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Phyllis Greenberger, Executive Director, Society for WomenÕs Health Research
Florence Haseltine, Founder, Society for WomenÕs Health Research
COST:

The public is invited to attend and registration is required. The fees for the event are as follows:

Smithsonian Resident Member: $75.00
Smithsonian Senior Member: $67.50
General Admission: $120.00

INFO:To register call 202-357-3030.


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