The Governor’s Institute’s Board Chair and RTI International prevention scientist Dr. Phillip Graham presented on “Prevention of Misuse and Escalation to OUD: Nida’s HEAL Prevention Initiative” at the Addiction Medicine Conference 2020 held May 1 and 2. Dr. Graham cited the following statistics and provided citations for the data. Attendees can access Powerpoint and recorded presentations at



(1) NSDUH 2018 Annual National Report, Table A.3A

(2) Lipari, R. N., Ahrnsbrak, R. D., Pemberton, M. P., & Porter, J. D. (2017). Risk and protective factors and estimates of substance use initiation: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. NDSUH Data Review (pg 11).

(3) Volkow, N. D., McLellan, T. A., Cotto, J. H., Karithanom, M., & Weiss, S. R. B. (2011). Characteristics of opioid prescriptions in 2009. JAMA, 305(13), 1299-1301.

(4) Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs.

Source: NSDUH 2018 Annual National Report, Table A.3A


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