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Addictions 2010
The New Frontier in Addiction Treatment: Evidence-Based Policy and Practice
October 28-31, 2010, Sheraton National, Arlington, VA, USA
Experts agree that the current systems for the treatment of addictions are inadequate in terms of policy, structure, methodology, and treatment efficacy. Only a small minority of addicted individuals receive the evidence-based treatment they need. This conference brings together policy makers, administrators, clinicians and researchers who will outline a new frontier in addiction services and discuss ways to adopt and implement a more expeditious, user-friendly, cost effective and evidence-based system. Speakers will be urged to brainstorm new ideas and think outside the box.

Themes and Topics

  • Overcoming practical barriers to changing current treatment systems
  • Pathways to innovations in addiction practice
  • Translating addiction research into the real world
  • Bridging the gap between research and policy
  • Encouraging treatment entry
  • Making treatments more appealing
  • Marketing treatment services
  • Redefining treatment outcomes
  • Promoting the adoption of evidence-based treatments
  • Novel treatment approaches
  • Novel treatment venues
  • Improving treatment retention
  • Treatment accountability
  • Facilitating the use of medications in substance abuse treatment
Addictive Behaviors
An International Journal
Addictive Behaviors is an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing human research on substance abuse. The journal specifically focuses on studies related to the abuse of alcohol drugs and nicotine. Articles represent interdisciplinary endeavors with research in such fields as psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, medicine, pharmacology and neuroscience. While theoretical orientations are diverse, the emphasis of the journal is primarily empirical. That is, sound experimental design combined with valid, reliable assessment and evaluation procedures are a requisite for acceptance. Uncontrolled clinical demonstrations and case studies are not accepted for publication. Priority is given to the publication of research that evaluates behavioral and/or pharmacological treatment or prevention interventions. In addition, studies of the functional relationships between substance use and any one of a combination of social, emotional, cognitive, environmental, and attitudinal factors are encouraged. Studies that clearly contribute to current knowledge of the etiology, prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse are given priority. Research on the epidemiology of substance use is also published. A limited number of reviews are published.
Addictions 2010