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NIDA Sessions to Examine Treating Substance Use During Pandemic

  • May 17, 2022

The connection between sleep disorders and substance use disorders will be one of several themes addressed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at APA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. This year’s NIDA research track will also include sessions on noninvasive brain stimulation, advances in treating patients with methamphetamine use disorder, and a lecture by NIDA Director Nora Volkow, M.D., on the social determinants of substance use disorders.

In her lecture “The Social Determinants of Substance Use Disorders During COVID,” Volkow will describe how NIDA is working to address the roots of the current drug crisis. She will discuss recent studies assessing how to optimally deploy substance use disorder care to disadvantaged groups including people living in rural communities; homeless individuals; and those in prison and jails. Such efforts are needed now more than ever, as COVID-19 continues to spread, including among people with substance use disorders in prisons and homeless shelters.

The track consists of these sessions:

Social Determinants of Substance Use Disorders During COVID Time

  •  Saturday, May 21
  •  1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Promoting Neuroplasticity to Treat Psychiatric Disorders and Addiction

  •  Saturday, May 21
  •  4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Leveraging Large Neuroimaging Studies to Elucidate Socioeconomic Impacts on Neurocognitive Development

  •  Sunday, May 22
  •  10:30 a.m. - Noon

NIDA Clinical Trial Network: Research Updates and Future Directions in the Treatment of Methamphetamine Use Disorder

  •  Sunday, May 22
  •  1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Neurobiology of Interrelationship Between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders

  •  Monday, May 23
  •  10:30 a.m. - Noon

New Frontiers Targeting Neural Circuit Function to Develop Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Treatment Strategies for Substance Use Disorders

  •  Monday, May 23
  •  1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Data Science Tools to Predict, Prevent, and Treat Substance Use Disorders

  •  Tuesday, May 24
  •  10:30 a.m. - Noon

Pipe Dreams: The Role of Sleep in the Etiology and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

  •  Tuesday, May 24
  •  1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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