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Special journal edition focuses on substance abuse issues impacting American Indians/Alaska Natives

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October 11, 2012

The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse publication coverADA Special Edition focuses on AI/AN communities

The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse recently published a special edition devoted to NIH-funded research in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The driving force behind this collection of 24 articles was a 2010 conference that brought together experts and stakeholders from across academic institutions, communities and government to discuss research findings and research opportunities in AI/AN substance abuse research. The conference was hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in collaboration with the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and the National Cancer Institute.

For a commentary by NIDA director Dr. Nora D. Volkow and NIAAA director Dr. Kenneth R. Warren, go to http://informahealthcare.com/doi/full/10.3109/00952990.2012.712174. For current science and future directions in substance abuse research in AI/AN communities, go to http://informahealthcare.com/doi/full/10.3109/00952990.2012.712173. The special edition can be found in its entirety at http://informahealthcare.com/toc/ada/38/5.

For more information, contact the NIDA press office at media@nida.nih.gov or 301-443-6245.


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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): NIDA is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy and improve practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at www.drugabuse.gov. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA's new DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or fax or email requests to 240-645-0227 or drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA's media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide, and its new easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov.

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