America's Number One Health Problem: Addiction and Why We Can't Solve It

Taught By Michael T. Flaherty, Ph.D. Executive Director, Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions & Northeast Addiction Technology

Transfer Center, Marywood University. Tuesday, May 18, 2004, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

This program will document the magnitude of alcohol, drugs, and addiction in our society today and ask why addictions continue to grow in America. In addition, the program will highlight new evidence-based approaches and methods to prevent and treat addiction, the effectiveness of treatment, the cost-offsets of treatment and the sustainability of recovery as documented by science. The program will also introduce the audience to the emerging role of technology transfer today and will conclude on the documentation of addiction as America's most misdiagnosed illness and a review of new models of addiction prevention and treatment being developed in America today - with the implications noted. Special emphasis will be given to those populations, adult and youth, who encounter the legal and criminal justice systems.

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