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Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Impasse

Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Impasse

Lisa S. Onken

When I was at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), my primary concern was the development of treatments for people with drug abuse and co-occurring mental disorders. Early in my career, two major forces loomed: One stemmed from the “real world” public health emergencies of the cocaine and AIDS epidemics and the other from the research community studying behavioral treatments for drug use and mental health disorders.

In the late 1980s, no treatments for cocaine dependence and no treatments for HIV were in sight. Needle sharing and risky sexual behaviors associated with drug abuse were known to spread HIV. The co-occurring, rapidly expanding epidemics produced a state of alarm within the country. ...

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