NIH News Advisory
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Thursday, June 15, 2000

Contact: Beverly Jackson or
Michelle Muth
(301) 443-6245

Researchers Announce Latest Findings on Drug Dependence and Abuse

What: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) will hold its annual meeting of more than 1,000 researchers worldwide to announce the latest findings on drug abuse related to adolescents, gender differences, technology, and treatment.
When: June 17 - 23, 2000
Where: Hilton International
Caribe Hilton
Los Rosales Street
San Juan, Puerto Rico



Adolescents and Drug Abuse:

University, and colleagues have found significant differences in the rates of drug abuse versus drug dependence among American and Puerto Rican youth. While adolescents in Puerto Rico have a lower incidence than American youth of alcohol and drug use, they have higher rates of drug dependence. (June 21, 10:30 AM, Ballroom A)

Researchers find that parents do make a difference:

Technological advances mean improved treatment:

Promising Treatments:

For more information or to arrange an interview:
NIDA CONTACT: NIDA Press Office, 301-443-6245
: Trina Stevens, 787-721-0303.

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