NDEWS will host bi-monthly national town hall meetings, titled Our Community, Our Health (OCOH), modeled after those conducted by Dr. Cottler’s community engagement program HealthStreet. These national town halls promote bi-directional communication between researchers and the communities they serve, addressing relevant health topics and disseminating research findings. The events will be streamed nationwide and will be interactive, using social media for Q&A in real-time.

Archived Webinars

NDEWS was first funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2014 as an expansion of its longstanding Community Epidemiology Workgroup (CEWG). Through July 2020, the first iteration of this system was overseen by researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR).

NDEWS Presents were monthly webinars convened by the CESAR team to explore emerging drugs and timely drug-related topics. Timely Topics were a series of short videos that covered current issues of interest. Their webinars from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, as well as their G-DEWS International Series webinars from 2017, are archived below.

2023 Webinars

2022 Webinars

2020 Webinars

Remembrance of Things Passed: Using Urinalysis Results to Monitor Emerging Drug Use, DUF to EDDS
Presented by Eric D. Wish, PhD. 7/28/2020.
Maryland: Statewide Ethnographic Assessment of Drug Use and Services (SEADS)
Presented by Andrea M. Lo´pez, PhD, and Danielle German, PhD, MPH. 7/15/2020/
Substance Use and Responses During COVID-19: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Presented by Denise Paone, EdD, and Michelle Nolan, MPH. 5/18/2020.
Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States: 2020 Update
Presented by Emily D. Lockhart, Special Testing and Research Laboratory, DEA. 3/25/2020.

2019 Webinars

Perspectives on Cases of E-Cigarette or Vapidng-Related Lung Injury from Two Poison Control Centers
Presented by Diane P. Calello, MD, and Michael Lynch, MD. 11/26/2019.
Perceptions of Naloxone Among Urban Opioid Users in Three Cities
Presented by Lee Hoffer, PhD, Kavita Babu, MD, and Annabelle Belcher, PhD. 10/29/2019.
The Current State: Vaping, Devices, and E-liquids
Presented by Michelle R. Peace, PhD. 10/7/2019.
Patterns of Methamphetamine and Opioid Co-Use in Oregon
Presented by Andrea M. Lopez, PhD, and Eric Geisler, MD. 9/18/2019.
Leveraging ODMAP and Collective Partnerships to Address the Overdose Epidemic
Diane P. Calello, MD and Michael Lynch, MD
Recent enhancements in the timeliness and specificity of drug overdose death certificate data from NCHS
Margaret Warner, PhD
Historical and Current Patterns of Cocaine Use in the US and Two NDEWS Sentinel Sites
James N. Hall, Denise Paone, EdD, and Marcella H. Sorg, PhD
Historical and Current Patterns of Methamphetamine Use in the US and Three NDEWS Sentinel Sites
James N. Hall, Jane C. Maxwell, PhD, Brian J. Dew, PhD, and Mary-Lynn Brecht, PhD
Drug Threats in the United States: 2019 Update
Jill M. Head
Using Science to Shape Drug Policy: Past, Present and Future
Robert L. DuPont, MD
The Electronic Cigarette Dragon: The Public Health Concern That Became a Criminal Justice Challenge
Michelle R. Peace, Ph.D.

2018 Webinars

Risk and Resilience in the US ‘Heroin’ Epidemic
Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH and Sarah G. Mars, PhD 
Collecting and Analyzing Cryptomarket Data on Novel Synthetic Opioids
Francois Lamy, Ph.D. and Raminta Daniulaityte, Ph.D.
Using the National Hospital Care Survey NHCS to Identify Opioid-Related Hospital Visits
Carol DeFrances, Ph.D. and Margaret Noonan, M.A.
Early Warning at the Global Level: The UNODC Early Warning Advisory on NPS
Conor Crean and Martin Raithelhuber
Gabapentin Diversion and Misuse
Jennifer Havens, Ph.D. and Mance Buttram, Ph.D.
Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States: 2018 Update
Jill M. Head
Opioid Commission: A Summary and Lessons Learned
Dr. Bertha K. Madras

2017 Webinars

Drug Term Discovery Through Social Media Using Natural Language Processing
Dr. Bertha K. Madras and Nikki Adams, Ph.D.
Understanding the Increase in Opioid Overdoses: NDEWS New Hampshire HotSpot Study Results
Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D. and Marcella H. Sorg, Ph.D.
HIDTA’s Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) and HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy
Jeff Beeson
Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States: 2017 Update
Jill M. Head

G-DEWS International Series

The 2017 G-DEWS project was created to examine existing drug monitoring systems worldwide.

Monitoring Drug Trends in North America, featuring: NDEWS (U.S.) and CCSA (Canada)
David Newcombe, Ph.D., Erin Artigiani, M.A., Matthew M. Young, Ph.D., and Zachary Patterson, Ph.D.
Monitoring Drug Trends in Australasia, featuring: NDARC (Australia); and SHORE and CFAR (New Zealand)
Dr. David Newcombe, Dr. Lucinda Burns, and Dr. Christopher Wilkins
Monitoring Drug Trends in Africa, featuring: SAMRC (South Africa), NACADA (Kenya) and UNODC (Nigeria)
David Newcombe, Ph.D., Nadine Harker Burnhams, Ph.D., Ms. Harsheth Kaur Virk, Ibanga Akanidomo, Ph.D. M.Sc., B.Sc., and Mr. Franklin Mwirichia, MPH
Monitoring Drug Trends in Europe, featuring: EMCDDA
Rachel Christie, Ph.D.

2016 Webinars

Using Wastewater Testing as a Drug Epidemiology Tool
Caleb Banta-Green, MSW, MPH, PhD and Daniel Burgard, PhD
Regional Differences in Opioid and Methamphetamine Trends Across the U.S: Findings from NDEWS Sentinel Community Sites
Marcella H. Sorg, Ph.D., James N. Hall, Jane C. Maxwell, Ph.D., and Phillip Coffin, MD, MIA
Synthetic Opioids in Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals and Other Illicit Street Drugs: The Situation in Canada
Matthew M. Young, PhD, Jane A. Buxton, MBBS, MHSc, FRCPC, and Michelle Craig, MSLP
An Overview of the National Poison Data System and Drug-Related Human Exposure Cases
Ashlea A. Zimmerman, MPH
Designer Drugs of Abuse: The Science Behind the Headlines
Michael Baumann, Ph.D.
Understanding the Relationship Between Prescription Opioid Misuse and Heroin Abuse
Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E. and Daniel Ciccarone, M.D., MPH
Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States
Jill M. Head

Last modified: 01/16/2024

The National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (U01DA051126) to the University of Florida (PI: Cottler; Co-Is: Goldberger, Nixon, Striley), New York University (Co-I: Palamar), and Florida Atlantic University (Co-I: Barenholtz).