National Institute on Drug Abuse Request for Information Closes March 30

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking comments via its Request for Information (RFI) on the research and information needed to support the widespread use of evidence-based drug abuse treatment interventions and practices: All comments should be submitted electronically to: no later than March 30.

This RFI is soliciting input from a variety of key stakeholders to assist NIDA in setting research priorities to enhance the dissemination, implementation, and adoption of evidence-based practices and principles to treat persons with substance use disorders. Specifically, NIDA is seeking input about the types of research and information needed by practitioners and administrators serving individuals with substance use disorders, including those working in general medical and primary care; infectious disease (e.g., HIV and HCV); criminal justice; and specialty care substance abuse and mental health settings.

NIDA hopes to gain a better understanding of how evidence-based substance abuse and addiction treatment services can be better used by those who need them, particularly in the context of health care reform, which stands to broaden access.