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NIDA Centers Raise Physicians' Awareness of Drug Abuse Issues

Highlights four Centers of Excellence for Physician Information designed to increase physicians' awareness of research on the medical consequences of drug abuse and addiction and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.

Universities Offer Online Master's Program in Addiction Studies

Describes a consortium of three universities that launched a 12-month intensive online program last August that leads to a master's degree in addiction studies.

Program Aims to Expand Physician Training to Treat Drug Addiction

Describes the American Board of Addiction Medicine’s new program offering certification to physicians in addiction medicine.

NIDA Curriculum Piques Students' Interest in Addiction Careers

Describes an eight-module web-based curricula that introduces addition research to graduate students of nursing, dentistry, and medicine.

Helping Doctors Become First Responders to Substance Abuse

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Describes a toolkit that guides doctors in assessing a patient’s risk of developing an addiction problem, advising patients on the effects of substance abuse, and arranging for referrals.

How-To Guides Provide Tips for Publishing Addiction-Related Articles

Describes a book and online tutorial for young investigators of addiction science that provides tips for publishing their studies in scholarly journals.

Program Enhances Physician Knowledge on Substance Abuse

Reports on an evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program to assess its effectiveness in improving knowledge, confidence, and preparedness to diagnose, manage, and teach about substance abuse.

Mentoring: A Guide for Drug Abuse Researchers

Discusses the importance of quality mentorship in drug abuse research and offers suggestions for creating a successful mentor and mentee relationship.

Published: November 2009

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