National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is from November 22 to 28. Change Begins with Me is the theme for this year’s National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). We want to present Canadians with ways they can reassess the way they think about substance use disorders and people who use drugs. Change Begins with Me builds on our 2019 NAAW campaign, Stigma Ends with Me. We want people to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so this

The Epigenetic Secrets Behind Dopamine, Drug Addiction and Depression

Lepack AE, Werner CT, Stewart AF, Fulton SL, Zhong P, Farrelly LA, Smith ACW, Ramakrishnan A, Lyu Y, Bastle RM, Martin JA, Mitra S, O'Connor RM, Wang ZJ, Molina H, Turecki G, Shen L, Yan Z, Calipari ES, Dietz DM, Kenny PJ, Maze I. Dopaminylation of histone H3 in ventral tegmental area regulates cocaine seeking. Science. 2020 Apr 10;368(6487):197-201. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw8806. PMID: 32273471; PMCID: PMC7228137. Farrelly LA, Thompson RE, Zhao S, Lepack AE, Lyu Y, Bhanu NV, Zhang B, Loh YE, Ramakrishnan A, Vadodaria KC, Heard KJ, Erikson G, Nakadai T, Bastle RM, Lukasak BJ, Zebroski H 3rd, Alenina N, Bader M, Berton O, Roeder RG, Molina H, Gage FH, Shen L, Garcia BA, Li H, Muir TW, Maze I. Histone serotonylation is a permissive modification that enhances TFIID binding to H3K4me3. Nature. 2019 Mar;567(7749):535-539. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1024-7. Epub 2019 Mar 13. PMID: 30867594; PMCID: PMC6557285.
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This article explains new research on the epigentics of addiction in layman's terms. 

2020 Alaska Training Institute Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of the NAADAC Education and Research Foundatiom (NERF), NAADAC and the Alaska Addiction Professional Association (AAPA)are able to provide a limited number of conference scholarships to cover registration fees for those who might not otherwise be able to attend the Fifth Annual Alaska Training Institute. Scholarships only cover the registration for the two-day Fifth Annual Alaska Training Institute from November 30 - December 1, 2020. To apply for a conference

Educational Needs in the Sphere of Addictology in Georgia

Kirtadze, I., Otiashvili, D., & Javakhishvili, D. J. (2011). Educational Needs in the Sphere of Addictology in Georgia.


The purpose of the report provided here is to assess drug education needs in Georgia and, specifically, to reveal the gaps on the different levels of the system of education (public schools, universities’ relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s courses, the system of lifelong education for teachers, school psychologists, addictologists, journalists, etc.), as well as in the service-providing organisations.

Journal of Addictions Nursing Club Meeting


Wednesday, October 14 at 12noon EST / 17 Greenwich time

AN Journal Club Meeting

Join IntNSA for the on-line Journal Club on Wednesday, October 14 at 12noon EST / 17 Greenwich time. The Journal Club will be discussing the article:

Nurse Counseling as Part of a Multicomponent Tobacco Treatment Intervention: An Integrative Review [authors: Keller, Kristin G.; Lach, Helen W], 07/09/2020 Vol. 31 Issue 3.

Publishing Addiction Science Research


Join ICUDDR for Richard Pates' excellent series on Publishing Addiction Science Research.

The last series was a big success and several students published their work as a result. The series will be held twice a month for 3 months and each participant is asked to submit a work to be edited. 

When: October 19th 8AM EDT / 1PM BST

Master’s Program in Addiction Policy and Practice

Georgetown Announces Master’s Program in Addiction Policy and Practice. The new program seeks to build a national policy workforce to respond to one of the most untreated chronic health conditions in the United States. Georgetown University’s new Master's Program in Addiction Policy and Practice is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary course of study that seeks to build a national policy workforce to respond to one of the most untreated chronic health conditions in the United States –