Substance Use Disorder
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  • Feb 6 2023

A group of University of Kentucky researchers in the Substance Use Priority Research Area (SUPRA) is working to make studies more responsive and inclusive. The group formed a community advisory board, called the Survivors Union of the Bluegrass (SUB), including those who identify as people who use drugs and/or people in non-abstinence-based recovery.

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  • Nov 3 2022

Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Public Health are the first in the country to study a digital intervention method’s impact on interrelated public health issues: heavy drinking and insomnia.

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  • Nov 2 2022

Laura Fanucchi, M.D., co-authored American Heart Association guidance on treating infective endocarditis among people who inject drugs.

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  • Sep 29 2022

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) has launched a free, searchable website that generates an individualized list of Kentucky recovery houses with immediate openings.

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  • Aug 11 2022

A new study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment details the experiences of Black adults in drug treatment and their providers. The study authors hope it will inform changes to promote successful recovery and healing.  

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  • Jul 7 2022

Through the HEALing Communities Study intervention, communities in eight Kentucky counties will implement new recovery, treatment, and prevention strategies proven to reduce opioid overdose deaths.

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  • Jun 1 2022

Deadly drug overdose mortality rates among Black people In Kentucky increased by nearly 117% — from 21.2 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2016 to 46.0 per 100,000 in 2020, according to new research published in the journal Public Health Reports.

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  • May 17 2022

The populations Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D., seeks to help are often difficult to reach. One of her latest projects requires asking Black Americans who use opioids to talk about their lives.

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  • Apr 20 2022

More than two years into the University of Kentucky’s $87 million HEALing Communities Study (HCS) to address the opioid epidemic in Kentucky, it is possible to see the life-changing impacts it has already made in the eight counties of the study’s first wave.

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  • Apr 18 2022

Experts on the front lines of the nation’s opioid and addiction crises will share their work in the field of opioid use disorder research, treatment and prevention this week at the 2022 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta April 18-22.