25th NIDA International Forum

Hollywood, Florida, United States,

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers. Held each June in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the Forum highlights the range and quality of drug abuse and addiction research conducted around the world.

NIDA's International Program Director and Humphrey Fellows Gather in Nairobi

NIDA's International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., moderated a session on research and training during a session at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP). The African Union and Kenyan National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse co-sponsored ISSUP-4, which was held December 10–14, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. With the assistance of 2014 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Farheen Naveed, Pakistan, Dr

Improvement in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders through Adopting Evidence-Based Practices in Pakistan

U. Shamim. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
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Background: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2014 survey estimated that there are 6.7 million Pakistanis aged 15-64 who are illegal substance users. In 2014, Pakistan’s drug treatment capacities remained insufficient to meet demand reduction, with fewer than 100 clinics operating nationwide with the capacity to treat 30,000 substance users.

Recommendations for NIDA's Cannabis Policy Research Agenda

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released a new report Recommendations for NIDA's Cannabis Policy Research Agenda. The document has been prepared by the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse Workgroup which was formed in 2017. The workgroup comprises members who are experts in pain management, health professionals, substance use disorder experts, and drug policy researchers. The aims of the workgroup are to support NIDA in developing and progressing scientific understanding of substance

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Participate in ISSUP's Third Workshop

NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from Virginia Commonwealth University participated in the Third Annual Meeting of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals. More than 3,000 participants attended the meeting for drug treatment and prevention professionals. ISSUP-3 was held in conjunction with the 19th International Congress on Addictions, which took place December 6–8, 2017. During the meetings, several organizations offered training courses, including the African Union, Colombo Plan, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Inter-American Drug