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NIDA Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network: The First Decade.

Presented at the CTN Steering Committee Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, April 19-21, 2010.

Betty Tai, PhD (NIDA Center for the Clinical Trials Network (CCTN)).

This presentation provides an overview of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network's first ten years. It begins with the premise for the CTN's initiation: to improve addiction treatment using randomized, controlled clinical trials to generate evidence-based treatments that are then implemented in community treatment programs via engagement with providers participating in the research process. It then describes the infrastructure of the CTN, the research done thus far (including multiple secondary and platform studies), the overall utilization of that research (including dissemination strategies and the CTN Dissemination Library), and plans for the next decade of the CTN. The future mission of the CTN is to continue to help bring drug abuse treatment into mainstream medical practice, maintain a flexible research strategy/portfolio, help facilitate research utilization through better training platforms for the clinical workforce, and address more research questions that directly impact clinical practice. (Presentation, PPT, English, 2010)

Keywords: Adoption of interventions | Community health services | CTN 10-year anniversary | CTN Dissemination Library | CTN research agenda | Dissemination strategies | Training | CTN Steering Committee Meeting, April 2010

Document No: 451

Submitted by CTN Dissemination Librarians, 5/11/2010



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Supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.
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