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Mutual-help groups (MHGs) are an integral component of the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment system in the U.S., and growing evidence suggests that they are effective and cost-effective for SUD-r
Original research | 2021
Wrap-around services, Equity, About PWUD, Poverty, Sex/Gender
To investigate the real-world effectiveness of pharmacological treatments (buprenorphine, methadone) of opioid use disorder (OUD).
Original research | 2022
Mortality, Harm reduction, About PWUD, Outcomes, Substitution/OAT
In the current study, we examined sex-based differences in psychiatric symptoms and relationships among sex, psychiatric symptoms, and opioid use outcomes in youth with OUD receiving buprenorphine/nal
Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Outcomes, Illegal drugs, Youth, Substitution/OAT, Sex/Gender , Mental health

To determine the efficacy of topiramate vs placebo as a treatment for cocaine dependence.

Original research | 2013
Stimulants, Substitution/OAT

Opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnancy disproportionately impacts rural and American Indian (AI) communities.

Original research | 2021
About prescribers, Barriers and enablers, Indigenous, Rural/remote, Substitution/OAT, Sex/Gender , Parents/caregivers
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers from a variety of service settings are now frequently required to respond to methamphetamine users who are experiencing the harmful effects of methamphetamine, goi
Guide or handbook | 2008
Clinical guidance, Harm reduction, About prescribers, Social services, Illegal drugs, Stimulants, Transitions in care/treatment
Currently, three classes (opioid agonist, partial agonist-antagonist, and antagonist) of FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) exist, yet few correctional settings offer any medicati
Original research | 2021
About PWUD, Legal system/law enforcement, Substitution/OAT, Stigma
We explore qualitative narratives of methamphetamine overdose and strategies used by people who use drugs to reduce the undesirable effects associated with methamphetamine use.
Original research | 2022
Overdose, Harm reduction, About PWUD, Illegal drugs, Stimulants
Little is known about knowledge and perceptions of fentanyl among people who are incarcerated.
Original research | 2022
Overdose, Harm reduction, Safer supply, About PWUD, Legal system/law enforcement, Illegal drugs, Substitution/OAT
Commentary | 2021
Advocacy, About PWUD, Illegal drugs, Workplace, Peer/PWLLE program involvement
While pharmacies have potential to be an easily accessible source of sterile syringes, research in cities has identified moral, legal and ethical barriers that preclude over-the-counter (OTC) sales to
Original research | 2022
Harm reduction, Hesitancy of prescribers , About pharmacists, Rural/remote, Stigma
We investigated the associations between nonmedical use of prescription opioids (NUPO), mental illnesses, and other substance use.
Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Illegal drugs, Diversion, Mental health
Research to identify risk and protective factors for overdose is often conducted using administrative data or researcher-derived surveys and without explicit input from people with lived experience.
Lit review | 2021
Overdose, About PWUD, Legal system/law enforcement, Illegal drugs, Peer/PWLLE program involvement
Report | 2019
Harm reduction, Injecting drugs, Safer supply
We empirically examine the stability of and transitions between three substance use states: zero-use, moderate use, and heavy use.
Original research | 2022
Evidence base, About PWUD, Illegal drugs
This study aims to identify opioid preferences and associated variables to inform further phases of safe supply program implementation.
Original research | 2022
Safer supply, About PWUD, Housing, Illegal drugs, Indigenous, Rural/remote, Small/medium cities, Sex/Gender , SCS/OPS
Commentary | 2022
Policy/Regulatory, Hesitancy of prescribers , About pharmacists, About prescribers, Barriers and enablers
We examine the impact of spending cuts resulting from government prescribed austerity measures on opioid-related hospitalisations and mortality, thereby expanding on existing evidence suggesting a cou
Original research | 2021
Overdose, Mortality, Harm reduction, Policy/Regulatory, Illegal drugs
Report | 2022
Overdose, Mortality, Evidence base, About PWUD, Outcomes, Housing, Illegal drugs, Stimulants, Substitution/OAT, Mental health
Peer engagement is essential to better understand local risk environments, including issues related to physical, social, and political environments.
Guide or handbook | 2017
Advocacy, About PWUD, Barriers and enablers, Peer/PWLLE program involvement, Stigma

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