|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 24, 1998
Mona W. Brown|
Science and Public Join Together to Confront Local
Drug Abuse and Addiction Issues at Boston Town Meeting
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services;
- Governor's Alliance Against Drugs;
- Office of the Mayor, Policy on Substance Abuse;
- Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University and Brandeis/Harvard Research Center on Managed Care and Drug Abuse Treatment;
- McLean Hospital;
- Harvard Medical School, Center on Addictions;
- Boston College Graduate School of Social Work; and
- WGBH, serving as Media Relations Partner for the meeting.
A $25 registration fee covers the cost of the Town Meeting and lunch. Registration information may be obtained from Traci Eng at Capital Consulting Corporation, 703-876-0496.
Members of the press who want to attend the Town Meeting, or to arrange an interview with Dr. Leshner or other participants, should contact the NIDA Press Office at 301-443-6245.
NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute also carries out a variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research information and its implementation in policy and practice.
The Boston Town Meeting is the seventh in a series of NIDA-sponsored meetings in selected cities throughout the Nation to refocus the public's perception of drug abuse and addiction to one based on scientific research. Further information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA Home Page at http://www.nida.nih.gov or through NIDA's Infofax at 1-888-NIH-NIDA.