Drugs and Society

  • Founded
    1975
  • Seminar Number
    553

This seminar provides a forum for the scholarly exchange of information among key representatives of the chemical dependency research, treatment, prevention, and policy development communities. It seeks to ad- dress the important and complex questions relating to the root causes of chemical dependency and abuse, to examine and evaluate epidemiological studies, to determine the effectiveness of various treatment and prevention strategies, and to discuss the wisdom and value of current international, national, and local policies. Membership is comprised of prominent researchers, established leaders in the treatment and prevention fields, and government policy makers. Speakers in the seminar are drawn from the membership itself and by invitation from other institutions.


Chair
Frank McCorry, PhD
famcc127@gmail.com

Rapporteur
Chaarvi Amit Badani
cab2313@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/20/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Portugal’s Experiment & Experience: The Decriminalization of Drug Use
Stephanie Elias Sarabia and Kathleen G. Ray, Ramapo College
Abstract




10/16/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Marijuana: Panacea or Poison?
Mitch Earleywine, University at Albany, SUNY
Abstract




11/20/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The SUD System of Care in the Era of Health Care Reform: Long Term Financing Needs
Patricia Lincourt, New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services
Abstract




12/18/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Supervised Injection Facilities: NYC’s Feasibility Study
Denise Paone, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Abstract




01/15/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
tbd
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02/19/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
tbd
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03/19/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
tbd
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04/16/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM
tbd
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05/21/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Planning Session, 2019-2020 Academic Year
Frank McCorry,