Gayathri J. Dowling, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief, Science Policy Branch
Office of Science Policy and Communications
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
Original Date of Webinar: October 12, 2010
This webinar will demonstrate the use of the NIDA-Modified Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (NM-ASSIST), a Web-based interactive tool that guides clinicians through a series of screening questions and, based on the patient’s responses, generates a substance involvement score that suggests the level of intervention needed. It will also provide an overview of substance abuse curriculum resources that were developed in partnership with the American Medical Association and eight medical schools across the country. These CRs provide accurate scientific information on substance abuse, addiction, its consequences, and treatment in a variety of formats. The topic areas covered include prescription drug abuse, methamphetamine abuse, and general substance use disorders and are targeted towards medical students, residents as well as medical school faculty.
PCSS-B is operated by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (lead), the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, and the American Psychiatric Association with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (1H79T1022022-01) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government