Substance Use Disorder
  • Article
  • 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.

  • Article
  • 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.  

  • Article
  • 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.

  • Article
  • 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.

  • Article
  • 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.

  • Article
  • 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.

  • Article
  • 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.

  • Article
  • Mar 4 2022

Research from University of Kentucky faculty and students working to reduce the burden of substance use disorders in Kentucky and beyond was showcased at UK's Substance Use Research Event (SURE).

  • Article
  • Feb 18 2022

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that through a federal grant the Commonwealth of Kentucky and UK are administering Narcan, a brand name for the medicine naloxone, in 16 counties at no cost to help reduce overdose deaths.

  • Podcast
  • Nov 29 2021

For this “UK at the Half,” Lisa Cassis, vice president for research at the University of Kentucky, shares how leaders across campus came together to find a path forward for research during the COVID-19 pandemic.