Substance Use Disorder
  • Article
  • Mar 5 2020

"It's a wonderful showcase of the breadth and depth of our research." Substance Use Research Day highlights the impactful work of UK faculty, staff and students.

  • Video
  • Jan 24 2020

The HEALing Communities Initiative grant from the National Institutes of Health totals $87 million, the largest in its history, and is focused over the next three years on reducing opioid-related deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties in KY.

  • Podcast
  • Jan 24 2020

UK recently received $3 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on General Medical Sciences to fund new opioid-related research in the criminal justice system.

  • Article
  • Jan 24 2020

UK officials provided updates on the Kentucky Viral Hepatitis Treatment Project (KeY Treat), a three-year, $15 million study co-funded by NCI and NIDA with the ultimate goal of eradicating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Perry County, KY.

  • Article
  • Jan 9 2020

Carrie Oser is studying what influences the decision to use medication for opioid use disorder (OUD) by leading the GATE study, a five-year project. Only 7% of people with OUD receive medications.

  • Article
  • Dec 9 2019

UK is bringing 90 scholars, in diverse academic and scientific disciplines from over 40 countries, to campus in hopes of continuing the conversation surrounding addiction and recovery.

  • Podcast
  • Nov 22 2019

UK is tackling many of Kentucky’s toughest health issues through research aimed at making documented, measured progress. In this edition of the Behind the Blue Podcast, Carl Nathe talks with Havens about a project to combat Hepatitis C.

  • Blog
  • Nov 14 2019

Earlier this fall, Dr. Eli Capilouto joined elected officials from across Eastern Kentucky for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit in Pikeville. It was a gathering underscored by hope and guided by a compelling vision.

  • Article
  • Nov 12 2019

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service recently received more than $1 million to help further the organization’s statewide educational efforts in opioid prevention and recovery.

  • Article
  • Oct 14 2019

UK researcher April Young, and her team, have been gathering data on substance use in rural communities for a project known as CARE2HOPE.