APA Well-Represented at NIDA Conference on Substance Abuse, Military and Veterans

SGRO took part in a recent conference sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse focused on “Addressing Substance Abuse and Comorbidities Among Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families: A Research Agenda.”

SGRO took part in a recent conference sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse focused on “Addressing Substance Abuse and Comorbidities Among Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families: A Research Agenda.”  A number of APA member psychologists from academia, the National Institutes of Health, and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs were highlighted as invited presenters, moderators, discussants and participants during the two-day meeting held in collaboration with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, the Department of Defense Health Affairs, the Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the National Cancer Institute.  Sponsors hoped to “1) gain an understanding of the intervention needs of military personnel, veterans, and their families regarding substance abuse and associated difficulties; 2) discuss current prevention and treatment approaches being used with these populations and their evidence base; 3) review existing efficacious prevention interventions and drug abuse treatments that may be appropriate for adapting and testing within military and veteran populations and their families; 4) understand how to successfully conduct research in military and veteran settings; and 5) formulate a research agenda for conducting addictions prevention and treatment research with military and veteran populations and their families.”