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Only a small proportion of individuals who initiate nonmedical use of prescription opioids (NUPO) transition to heroin, suggesting that more nuanced aspects of NUPO may be better indicators of risk

Original research | 2024
About PWUD, Outcomes, Illegal drugs

To understand the evolving nature of overdose crisis, inform policies, and develop tailored and equitable interventions, this study provides a comprehensive assessment of polysubstance mortality tr

Original research | 2024
Mortality, Equity, About PWUD, Sex/Gender

The purpose of this exploratory qualitative descriptive study was to characterize LGBTQ+ people’s experiences in substance use (SU) services and recommendations for LGBTQ+- affirming care.

Original research | 2024
2SLGBTQI+, Barriers and enablers, About PWUD

The 2010 release of an abuse deterrent formulation (ADF) of OxyContin, a brand name prescription opioid, has been cited as a major driver for the reduction in prescription drug misuse and the assoc

Original research | 2024
Policy/Regulatory, Overdose, Mortality, Evidence base

We aimed to assess acute effects following kratom use in adults who use regularly, and quantify alkaloids in the products, urine, and plasma

Original research | 2024
About PWUD

Because of disparities in substance use initiation, relapse, and treatment success among racially minoritized women, this study's purpose was to investigate overdose death rates among Black and Ind

Original research | 2024
Overdose, Mortality, Equity, Sex/Gender

This study describes demographic and substance use characteristics associated with obtaining prescribed safer supply and examines the association between last 6-month harm reduction service access

Original research | 2024
Harm reduction, Drug checking, Safer supply, About PWUD

Despite being critical to reducing the impacts of poverty internationally, synchronized monthly government income assistance payments are linked to intensified drug use and associated harms, includ

Original research | 2024
Poverty, Harm reduction, Social services, Barriers and enablers

Polysubstance use (PSU) is common among people who use opioids (PWUO) and has been associated with drug-related harms.

Original research | 2024
Overdose, About PWUD

This study examines the relationship between social determinants of health (SDOH), mental health, substance-use and recidivism among women exiting prison with histories of substance-use.

Original research | 2024
Sex/Gender , Crime, Mental health, Poverty, Housing, About PWUD, Outcomes

To determine if a positive urine drug test (UDT) for stimulants was associated with subsequent opioid-related harm or discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy (LTOT).

Original research | 2023
Stimulants, Chronic pain, Outcomes

We analyzed the trend in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment integration among traditional mental health (MH) facilities in the US from 2014 to 2020 and identified facility-level factors associa

Original research | 2024
Mental health, About prescribers

Little research has examined the association between urine drug screening (UDS) modality and retention in opioid treatment providers (OTPs).

Original research | 2023
Clinical guidance, Barriers and enablers, About prescribers

Children in families affected by substance use disorders are at high risk of being placed in out-of-home care (OOHC).

Original research | 2023
Parents/caregivers, Housing, Sex/Gender , Mental health, About PWUD

Studies point to the many advantages inherent in such peer work, especially for the aid providers.

Original research | 2023
Legal system/law enforcement, Peer/PWLLE program involvement

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