CESAR: Center for Substance Abuse Research

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NDEWS Presents: Designer Drugs of Abuse--The Science Behind the Headlines 

April 2016

Presenter: Michael Baumann, Ph.D., Chief of the Designer Drug Research Unit (DDRU) of the Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Date: April 27, 2016 2:00-3:30 PM EST

To ensure your space, please register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/187f6d1be51c11bacde7dc3c8da9331e

NDEWS Presents: Understanding the Relationship Between Prescription Opioid Misuse and Heroin Abuse 

March 2016

Dr. Wilson M. Compton, Deputy Director of NIDA and Dr. Daniel Ciccarone, Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, discuss the relationship between prescription opioid misuse and heroin abuse in this NDEWS Presents webinar that aired on 3/28/16.


NDEWS Presents: Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States 

 February 2016

Jill M. Head, Supervisory Chemist in the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory, discusses the history of synthetic drugs, the evolution of synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones, and new psychoactive substances with a focus on newer fentanyls in this NDEWS Presents webinar that aired on 2/24/16.


NBC's NEWS4 I-Team Investigates Synthetic Drugs in the DC Area

January 2016

The NEWS4 I-Team has conducted a series of investigations into synthetic drugs in the DC area, several of which include interviews with CESAR's Director, Dr. Eric Wish. Visit the  website, Synthetics: The New Drug War at http://data.nbcstations.com/national/DC/synthetic-drugs/ for more information.