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ADAA Conference 2018

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April 5-8, 2018
Treatment-Resistant Anxiety and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Register today to take advantage of early bird rates!

Just announced! Saturday Plenary Session:
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: Clinical, Research, and Public Policy Perspectives
Saturday, April 7, 2018
5 – 6:15 p.m.
Moderator: Kathryn McHugh, PhD, Associate Psychologist, McLean Hospital
--Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Epidemiology Services and Prevention Research: National Institute on Drug Abuse
--Robert P. Schwarz, MD, Medical Director/Senior Research Scientist, Friends Research Institute

The non-medical use of prescription opioids (i.e., medications not used as prescribed or by people to whom they were not prescribed) is a major public health problem in the United States. Inappropriate use of opioids leads to death and disease, as well as increased family instability, risk of violence, legal problems, unemployment, financial hardship, and decreased social support. Large epidemiological studies of nationally representative samples indicate that, from 1991 to 2013, the prevalence of non-medical use of prescription opioids increased almost three-fold, from 1.5 to 4.1 percent, and the prevalence of addiction to prescription opioids tripled, from 0.3 to 0.9 percent.

This presentation has two interrelated parts. The first part will offer an overview of the prevalence, comorbidity patterns and risk factors for non-medical use of opioids and for opioid use disorder. The second part will focus on treatment of opioid use disorder, with a focus on pharmacological treatment. Read more here.

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Attention ADAA Professional members!
Discounted early registration deadline has been extended to Nov. 30. Take advantage of your membership and register now to receive a special rate. Reminder: if four or more of your colleagues plan to attend the 2018 ADAA Conference in April, now's the time to put your group together and fill out the application form. Send it to and once approved, you will receive the special reduced rate! Find out more here.

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