Craig L PoVey
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) is a private,
not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational
organization. The system that NASADAD represents
is primarily funded by the Substance Abuse Prevention
and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant.
basic purpose is to foster and support the development
of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention
and treatment programs throughout every State.
NASADAD serves as a focal point for the examination
of alcohol and other drug related issues of common
interest to both other national organizations
and federal agencies.
The National Prevention Network (NPN), is a component
of NASADAD. State prevention representatives work
to ensure the provision of high quality and effective
alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention
services in each State. Research and evaluation
efforts are critical to fulfilling this mission
and the NPN is eager to form stronger relationships
with the research community. The NPN recently
celebrated its 25th annual NPN Research Conference
where several SPR members attended and delivered
high quality researched based breakouts and keynote
presentations. One such presentation was a plenary
session panel moderated by Craig PoVey and made
up by David Hawkins, Zili Sloboda and Ralph Hingson.
The focus was on research advancements in the
past 25 years.
The NPN uses its leadership role to promote high-quality
prevention services through:
current NPN liaison to SPR is Craig PoVey from
Utah. Craig is the immediate Past President of
the NPN and sits on the NPN Executive Committee.
As liaison, he attends the SPR Board Retreat and
shares the NPN research agenda. An overall goal
is for the NPN liaison is to develop relationships
with the research community and find ways to partner
is headquartered at 1025 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Suite 605, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202)
can be reached at CLPoVey@Utah.gov or (801) 538-4354