|NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH||National Institute on Drug Abuse|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Great Lakes Regional Node
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Ohio Valley Node
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Rocky Mountain Node
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
Each center's treatment programs respond to diverse patient populations. For example:
The Southeastern node's programs focus on women, African Americans, and adolescents.
The Florida Node covers the entire state and includes programs for adolescent and family treatment, treatment for HIV/AIDS, and mobile counseling.
The Great Lakes Regional Node includes a therapeutic community for the indigent, many of whom also have mental disorders, as well as urban and suburban methadone maintenance programs.
The Ohio Valley Node, which encompasses Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana, serves patients from rural, Appalachian areas and urban, industrial areas.
The Rocky Mountain Node, in addition to serving a racially and ethnically diverse population, also cares for injecting drug users with a high risk of HIV.
Funding for the following six centers was announced previously:
New England Node
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Delaware Valley Node
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
University of California at Los Angeles, CA
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
New York City East Side Node
New York University/New York Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York, NY
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research information and its implementation in policy and practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and other topics can be ordered free of charge in English and Spanish by calling NIDA Infofax at 1-888-NIH-NIDA (644-6432) or 1-888-TTY-NIDA (889-6432) for the deaf. These fact sheets and further information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at http://www.drugabuse.gov.