Alcohol and Drug Use Screening, Intervention, and Referral: Changing the Nation’s Approach to Comprehensive Health Care
Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Invited Panelists: Stacia Murphy, President, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD); Dr. Hoover Adger, Jr., Former Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Dr. Thomas F. Babor, Professor and Chairman, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; and Jean Donaldson, Public Health Advisor, CSAT, SAMHSA, HHS.
Addiction to alcohol and drugs is the number one cause of preventable illness and death in America. Sadly, more than nine in 10 physicians fail to spot a drug or alcohol problem in adults, and more than four in 10 miss a problem in teenagers. In this program you will learn about innovative efforts to educate health care professionals on appropriate screening, intervention, and referral procedures that can easily be incorporated into clinical settings. You will also learn of national initiatives that are helping to make alcohol and drug screenings available to adolescents and adults throughout the United States.
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)