Research Issues

Issues relating to drug addiction, including: Basic Knowledge, Epidemiology and Treatment. Co-factors of drug addiction, including: HIV/AIDS, mental health issues and poly-drug use. International specific factors, including: generalizability of scientific findings across nations, immigration and border issues, increase understanding of how and when comparative studies across nations create special opportunities for scientific advancement.


  • Expand the boundaries of the NHSN into the international arena
  • Advance drug epidemiology and other research while addressing specific needs in Latin America
  • Foster research collaboration, funding opportunities, and resources for international researchers
  • Promote the advancement of international knowledge and support the career development of our international investigators