Substance Abuse
  • Article
  • Sep 17 2019

The College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky has been awarded $2.6 million to support Kentucky families struggling with substance misuse.

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  • Sep 6 2019

The University of Kentucky’s Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) has been awarded a three-year, $23 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Article
  • Aug 27 2019

The College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky will share in close to $1 billion in federal grants aimed at combating the nation's opioid epidemic.

  • Article
  • Aug 26 2019

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will host its tenth annual Therapeutics, Outcomes, Discovery & Delivery (TODD) Symposium from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in room 124 of the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building.

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  • Aug 2 2019

Dr. Michelle Lofwall, UK College of Medicine, is one of three national addiction physician experts who led a team of healthcare professionals in developing a new core curriculum designed to educate primary care providers on the prevention, assessment and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) throughout the continuum of care.

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  • Jul 29 2019

The University of Kentucky has launched a new website for information, news-related updates and excerpts regarding their recently awarded $87 million HEALing Communities Study cooperative agreement.

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  • Jul 23 2019

Few regions have been hit harder by the drug epidemic than Kentucky and need increased access to evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders. The University of Kentucky Department of Psychiatry saw that need and developed a new clinic to better support patients.

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  • Jul 11 2019

Faculty from the Dept of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences and Behavioral Science in the College of Medicine have received two, five-year Research Project Grants from the NIH to study neurobehavioral processes involved in drug use disorders.

  • Video
  • Jun 26 2019

As a busy trauma surgeon, Dr. Phillip Chang saw his fair share of patients who were dealing with significant pain. As per the standards then, these patients would receive opioids for pain management. Most recovered and were weaned off the medication as planned.

  • Article
  • Jun 21 2019

America’s Essential Hospitals, a national trade association, has recognized UK HealthCare for its work to develop safer opioid usage practices within an academic health system.