Revised December 2015
- NDEWS Releases New Report on Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs
- The NDEWS Sentinel Community Site Reports for 2015 (describing drug use trends in the 12 NDEWS sentinel communities) are now available on the NDEWS website.
The National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) began in August, 2014. NDEWS is supported through a Cooperative Agreement award to the University of Maryland. NDEWS builds upon but expands beyond the former NIDA Community Epidemiology Work Group by creating a broader network, adding a national perspective and incorporating innovative approaches for the identification and monitoring of emerging drug problems. NDEWS will continue to monitor drug trends in many of the same sentinel sites as the CEWG using many of the national and local data sources that have been utilized by the CEWG however NDEWS will also report on drug trends across the U.S. as new issues emerge. NDEWS Sentinel Site profiles describing drug abuse trends and emerging issues will be available on the NDEWS website starting in the summer of 2015. NDEWS has established the NDEWS Network, a virtual community of scientists, government officials, public health experts, law enforcement representatives, and others for sharing information and assisting with local research. Innovative methods being developed for information collection include scanning social media and news media, developing a collaboration with the American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC), and conducting site visits to local communities experiencing emerging drug problems or changes in drug use trends.
NDEWS Sentinel Community Sites
NDEWS Sentinel Community Epidemiolgists
Represent the 12 Sentinel Community Sites as the point of contact for their site and as members of the NDEWS Network. They work with Coordinating Center staff to prepare annual profiles on current drug use and abuse in their site and emerging drugs and drug trends.
Atlanta metro, GA:
Denver metro, CO:
Detroit/Wayne County, MI:
Los Angeles, CA:
Miami metro, FL:
New York, NY:
San Francisco, CA:
Seattle/King County, WA:
NDEWS Community Epidemiologists
Serve as the point of contact for an additional 7 sites (that are former Community Epidemiology Workgroup sites) and as members of the NDEWS Network.
St. Louis, MO:
San Diego, CA:
Eleanor Erin Artigiani, M.A.
Center for Substance Abuse Research
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Road
College Park, MD 20740
NDEWS NIDA Project Scientist:
Moira P. O'Brien, M. Phil.
Epidemiology Research Branch
Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Rm. 5185, MSC 9589
Bethesda MD 20892-9589
Phone: 301 402-1881
Fax: 301 443-2636