The application deadline is Feb. 21 for an all-expenses-paid opportunity for 15 journalists to take a deep dive into the opioids crisis. The training, offered by the National Press Foundation and American Society of Addiction Medicine, is April 10-15 in San Diego.
The training will address: the science of addiction; public attitudes about and understanding of the disease, including the stigma often attached to it; the latest clinical recommendations for effective treatment; trends in substance use; current public policy debates including criminal justice efforts and sober living residences; impacts on families and communities; and more.
With this grounding in hand, journalists will then cover the three-day American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, with full access to presenters and abstracts.
The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs, conference registration fees and most meals. It is open to all U.S.-based journalists. Applicants must commit to attend the NPF training and the ASAM conference.