Dr. Frances Levin Talks About the Importance of National Prevention Week

May 16, 2018

Dr. Frances Levin Talks About the Importance of National Prevention Week

 

This year’s SAMHSA National Prevention Week (NPW) is May 13-19, 2018. NPW is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. The theme for NPW 2018 is: Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow. 

We spoke with Dr. Frances Levin, Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Substance Use Disorders at CUIMC, about the importance of National Prevention Week and the critical nature of early detection.

If you want to learn more about SAMHSA National Prevention Week, click here: https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week

Dr. Levin and the entire Substance Use Disorders team are improving treatment of substance use disorders through innovative research, state-of-the-art clinical care, and training the next generation of clinician-scientists. Read more here: https://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/research/research-divisions/substance-use-disorders

To learn more about substance use disorders, check out our treatments & conditions page.