Nathan Smith receives dissertation grant award

NIDA predoctoral fellow Nathan Smith received a dissertation grant award from the National Center for Responsible Gaming. The grant supports the inclusion of a specific aim on social isolation, drug use, and gambling in Smith’s dissertation research titled, “Social Isolation and Gambling Problems in 10-17 Year Olds.” The data comes from mentor Dr. Linda Cottler’s 2018 three-state study of non-oral administration of prescription stimulants (SNAPS) with 1,800 10-17 year-olds in which Smith was a site coordinator. Analyses will identify risk factors for the relationship between social isolation and gambling problems among youth.