Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment: What We Know Works

A Congressional Briefing Sponsored by
The Friends of NIDA

Wednesday, July 14th, 2004
8:30am - 10:00am
(Breakfast will be served)
Rayburn House Office Building Room B 339

The 2003 Monitoring the Future Study shows a teen drug abuse decline of 11% for drug use by 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students over the last two years. Yet according to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health Report, only 18.2 percent of all Americans over the age of 12 needing treatment received treatment. According to the National Institutes of Health, the negative health consequences of drug, tobacco and alcohol use cost society an estimated $484 billion a year. In turn, Congress must bear the negative consequences and costs of funding expensive criminal justice, and welfare and health services to counter the destruction of addiction. The briefing will share positive approaches to evidenced-based treatment and prevention services.


Nora Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will speak on the latest substance abuse prevention and treatment advances.

Sponsoring Organizations:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse
College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.
The Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, & Cognitive Sciences
Join Together
Legal Action Center
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
National Families in Action
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Society for Research in Child Development
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
TASC, Incorporated
Therapeutic Communities of America