Are opioids and other drugs overwhelming your community? The National Press Foundation and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are offering a special all-expenses-paid opportunity for 15 journalists to take a deep dive into the opioids crisis. Over three days, NPF training will address: the science of addiction; public attitudes about and understanding of the disease, including the stigma often attached to it; the latest clinical recommendations for effective treatment; trends in substance use; current public policy debates including criminal justice efforts and sober living residences; impacts on families and communities; and more. With this grounding in hand, journalists will then cover the three-day American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, with full access to presenters and abstracts.
The NPF training is April 10-12; the ASAM Annual Conference runs from the evening of April 12 to April 15. Both are in San Diego.
The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs, conference registration fees and most meals. It is open to all U.S.-based journalists. Applicants must commit to attend the NPF training and the ASAM conference.
Support for this program is provided from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, California Health Foundation, American Medical Association, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and National Institute on Drug Abuse.