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NIDA

2009 Forum

  • George Woody, Pat Needle, and Robert Balster
  • James 'Jim' Anthony, awarded the 2009 Award of Excellence- Mentoring with Steve Gust
  • Ian Stolerman, recipient of the 2009 Award of Excellence - International Leadership, with Steve Gust

Ian Stolerman, Ph.D., B.Pharm.
Section of Behavioural Pharmacology
Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London, United Kingdom

Steffanie A. Strathdee, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, California, United States
and
María Remedios Lozada Romero, M.D.
HIV/STD Coordinator
Baja California State
Tijuana, Mexico
and
Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Research
CENSIDA
Mexico City, Mexico

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June 19–23, 2009
Reno, Nevada

Executive Summary

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Commonalities Among the Diseases of Addiction

Drugs. Sex. Gambling. Obesity.

Plenary session speakers at the 14th NIDA International Forum documented the commonalities among these "Disorders of Desire," citing clear overlaps in implicated brain regions and similar patterns of compulsive self-administration, tolerance, craving, comorbidity, disruption of inhibitory control, and impaired decision-making.

James (Jim) C. Anthony, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Department of Epidemiology
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan, United States