Director of NIDA Provides History Lesson and Ways Forward for Substance Use Disorders

The BMC Brief
May 23, 2018

How do researchers and doctors create sustainable interventions for addictions? That question framed a recent talk by Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), during the 7th Annual Translational Science Symposium held at Boston University School of Medicine.

Volkow began by giving a history of the current opioid epidemic, beginning in the 1990s when a new medical focus on treating pain first appeared. Read more.

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