September 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Virtual Event
Friends of NIDA, the Partnership to End Addiction, and the American Psychological Association

Presenting New Directions for Substance Use Prevention

Substance use prevention, along with treatment and recovery support, is a key component of the public health approach needed to transform how our nation addresses addiction. Yet, prevention historically has been underfunded and initiatives have been narrow, drug-specific and concentrated on the adolescent years, when youth risk behaviors are most likely to manifest. 

A growing body of research on the effects of adverse and positive childhood experiences, along with neuroscientific evidence emerging from the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study on the importance of social and structural determinants of health, have made it increasingly clear that the roots of addiction risk and resilience are planted very early in life.

Friends of NIDA, the Partnership to End Addiction, and the American Psychological Association invite you to join them for a free webinar on new directions for substance use prevention on Monday, September 27th from noon to 1:15pm 

Speakers will include:

  • Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Linda Richter, PhD, Vice President, Prevention Research and Analysis, Partnership to End Addiction
  • Deanna Barch, PhD, Chair and Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Stephanie Strutner, MPH, CPS II, President & Lead Epidemiologist, Catalyst Evaluation Group; CEO, Prevention Alliance of Tennessee

The webinar will focus on:
• Establishing a framework for an earlier and broader approach to prevention
• Utilizing the current policy landscape to facilitate implementation of an earlier and broader approach
• Understanding the impact of early adversity on brain and cognitive development
• Learning how community coalitions are taking a comprehensive approach by incorporating adverse and positive childhood experiences into their prevention work

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