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Volkow Confers with President of Iceland

Dr. Volkow and Iceland president
NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow with Iceland President Gudni Th Johannesson

NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow met with Iceland President Gudni Th Johannesson on Oct. 3 at Bessastadir, the official residence of the president, where the two discussed the science of substance use disorders. Volkow was in Iceland to participate in the Society of Alcoholism and Other Addictions’ (SAA) 40th Anniversary Conference on Drug Addiction Treatment and formal opening of the new SAA treatment center in Reykjavik. Her presentation was titled “Addiction Is a Chronic Brain Disease—What We Know Today.” The SAA is an NGO that is the leading provider of addiction treatment and addiction medicine services in Iceland.

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