Article: Introducing the National Drug Early Warning System
Artigiani, Eleanor Erin; Wish, Eric D.
Current Opinion in Psychiatry: July 2020 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p 319-325
From 2014 through mid-2020, the Center for Substance Abuse Research administered the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) Coordinating Center. This article and accompanying video give an overview of the research work accomplished in these six years.
From the Abstract:
"In 2013, NIH NIDA released a special funding opportunity to update and expand their longstanding Community Epidemiology Workgroup (CEWG) by creating a coordinating center for a new type of monitoring system that became the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS). This article provides an overview of four primary NDEWS components: core staff; an approach to detecting and monitoring emerging drug trends including community-based epidemiologists and national databases; small rapid follow-up studies; and innovative multimedia approaches for disseminating information."
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