Research Priorities - Substance Use Disorder
  • Article
  • 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 2 2022

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

  • Video
  • Oct 3 2022

In this Q&A, Linda Dwoskin discusses the challenges and achieving moments she’s experienced through her work on the development of a pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine use disorder.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Apr 5 2022

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health has selected University of Kentucky Professor Sharon Walsh, Ph.D., as a 2022 Dr. Rice C. Leach Public Health Hero.