Substance Use Disorder
  • 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.

  • Article
  • Oct 6 2021

Opioid overdose death rates increased by 40% among non-Hispanic Black individuals between 2018 and 2019, according to study results published in the American Journal of Public Health this September.

  • Article
  • Aug 11 2021

The projects support SUPRA’s mission to prevent and reduce the burdens of substance use disorders.

  • Article
  • Aug 4 2021

The 2021 summit will highlight best practices, statutes and policies related to implementing and maintaining harm reduction programs. The free, virtual conference will be held Aug. 11-12.

  • Article
  • Jul 29 2021

The book is edited by UK faculty members Dr. James W. Holsinger Jr. and Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfield.