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SPR 2005 ANNUAL MEETING MEDIA MATERIALS
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13th Annual Meeting
“Prevention Science to Public Health: Promoting
Well-Being in the Population”
Washington, D.C., May 25 - 27, 2005

For more information, contact:
Prabhu Ponkshe, Health Matrix, 703-918-4930
Joe Sutherland, 301-652-1558

 

Nation’s leading prevention researchers to release new findings on prescription drug abuse among college kids, ecstacy and hiv, teen drinking & driving, obesity and adolescents, and other challenges.

More than 275 researchers presented the latest findings of their work on prevention science, answering questions such as:

- How many children are on pain medication and are they taking the drugs or selling them? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005painmeds)
- Is the drug Ecstasy moving from the gay club scene to raves and other dance events frequented by teenage heterosexuals? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005ecstasy)
- Its prom season: Why don’t young people confide in adults if a friend is doing something harmful? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005drink&drive)
- Sure obesity is a problem, but what do kids think about it?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2005obesity)
- How do changes in the brain influence teenagers’ tendency to take risks? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005teenbrains)
- Does the church have a role in preventing suicide among African Americans? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005suicideandchurches)
- Is it at all possible to prevent drinking on college campuses? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005campusdrinking)

 


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