Substance Use Disorder: 50 Years of Policy, Research, and Treatment

Thu, Nov 14, 2019 - 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Substance use disorder continues to be one of the most endemic clinical and public challenges facing the U.S. and most middle- and high-income countries globally. During the past 50 years since the initial declaration of the “war on drugs” in 1970, significant changes have occurred reflected by substantial shifts in drug policy, the forming of major national institutes of health research and dissemination and the production of dozens of empirically supported treatments for addressing substance use disorder.

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