substance abuse; opioids
NPF Names 15 Journalists for Training on Opioids

The National Press Foundation has chosen 15 journalists for a deep dive into reporting on the opioids crisis.

Over three days, NPF training will address: the science of addiction; public attitudes about and understanding of the disease, including the stigma often attached to it; the latest clinical recommendations for effective treatment; trends in substance use; current public policy debates including criminal justice efforts and sober living residences; impacts on families and communities; and more. With this grounding in hand, journalists will then cover the three-day American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, with full access to presenters and abstracts.

The NPF training will take place April 10-12 in San Diego, California.

The journalists are:

Keri Blakinger | Houston Chronicle

Erin Brodwin | Business Insider

Ruben Castaneda | U.S. News & World Report

Alexandra Glorioso | Politico Florida

Catherine Ho | San Francisco Chronicle

Andy Kravetz | Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois)

Rich Lord | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ashley Luthern | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brian MacQuarrie | The Boston Globe

Philip Marcelo | The Associated Press

Barbara Morse Silva | WJAR-TV/NBC 10 (Providence, Rhode Island)

Geneva Sands | ABC News

Bill Sternberg | USA Today

Anita Wadhwani | The Tennessean

Beth Warren | Courier Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)

Support for this program is provided from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, California Health Care Foundation, American Medical Association, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse and Caron Treatment Centers.

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