Thursday, June 7, 2012
Bath Salts and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence
CPDD holds annual meeting.
I’ll be out of the office for a few days, attending the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the oldest group in the United States dedicated to addressing problems of drug addiction. The organization functions as an independent body, and is affiliated with other scientific and professional societies involved in the study of drug dependence and abuse. The meeting dovetails with the 2012 NIDA International Forum. A broad selection of the nation’s top drug and addiction researchers will be there, along with Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
I’m pleased to be the recipient of the organization’s 2012 CPDD/NIDA Media Award, which is given each year for “contributions through the media that have enhanced the public understanding of scientific issues concerning drug use disorders.” That’s pretty nice of them, and you can find an interview I did for their CPDD blog HERE.
While in attendance, your faithful correspondent will be attending what looks to be a massively interesting panel discussion called “A Stimulating Soak in “Bath Salts”: Investigating Cathinone Derivative Drugs.” Look for a blog post on that one.
I’m also planning to attend a symposium on “Exercise as a Treatment for Drug Dependence in Humans,” and plan to report back on that topic as well.