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The Sixth National African American Drug Policy Summit titled, Advancing Policy, Medical and Public Health Solutions for Drug Addiction, Dependency, and Supportive Services: Improving Quality of Life, Public Safety, and Alternatives to Criminal Sanctions, convened March 24-26, 2010 at the Hilton Washington DC/Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Click here to view a video presentation from R. Gil Kerlikowski, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. (Quicktime Required)

The Summit attracted experts from various aspects of drug policy from the public, private, and non-profit sectors who joined the membership of the NAADPC for this three-day summit. The overall goal of the Summit was to identify critical policies and strategies necessary to address the problem of drug abuse in African-American communities. Program topics included:

  • Future Direction of the Office of National Drug Control in the Obama Administration
  • Reauthorization of the Drug Court Program
  • Achieving Maximum Effectiveness of Alcohol & Drug Dependency
  • Co-Occurring Disorders of Substance Abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Our Veterans: Drug Courts, Mental and Emotional Problems Resulting from Combat
  • Perfecting the Juvenile Justice System
  • The Role of the Clergy in Improving Drug Related Outcomes

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