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Blending conference translates substance abuse research into practice

NIDA program promotes knowledge exchange between addiction researchers and health-care providers

NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Experts will share the latest clinical research with addiction treatment professionals, healthcare providers, policy makers, and others during the April 19th Blending Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The program is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Medical-Scientific Conference as part of an ongoing initiative to accelerate research findings into practice.

WHAT: Blending Initiative: Accelerating Knowledge Exchange in Substance Abuse Treatment
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WHEN: April 19, 2012
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Atlanta Hotel
255 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

This year's program includes:

  • Making motivational interviewing techniques accessible to primary care;
  • New approaches to pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders;
  • Screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment (SBIRT): implementation for primary care and/or emergency departments; and
  • HIV testing and intervention in integrated treatment settings.

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For more information contact the NIDA press office: 301-443-6245 or media@nida.nih.gov

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy and improve practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA's DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or fax or email requests to 240-645-0227 or drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA's media guide can be found at http://drugabuse.gov/mediaguide/, and its new easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov.

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