As the pandemic surges, the urgency of adjusting to find the most useful approach to SUD treatment in a critical population is growing.
Substance Use Disorder
Opioid overdose deaths in youth increasingly involve cocaine and other substances rather than opioids alone, research finds.
Despite efforts to combat the opioid epidemic over the past decades, the data shows that death rates have not significantly improved — calling for a paradigm shift in how care is delivered.
Infectious disease physician Josh Barocas will use NIDA grant to create a novel surveillance network for people who use drugs, emphasizing community engagement.
With systemic shortcomings in addiction medicine training on full display, experts find new ways to share knowledge with those providing care.