Drug abuse is a global problem.
An international focus allows the sharing of important findings with a wider audience, particularly benefiting those countries where HIV/AIDS is prevalent. It also allows researchers to take advantage of the unique cultural, biological, and environmental factors that exist in different regions of the world, which can reveal important and novel information about our shared health concerns regarding drug abuse and HIV.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Drug abuse is a global problem.. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/international-program-conclusion/drug-abuse-global-problem