New Aced It Episode: “Strategies to Improve Implementation of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Reported by Veterans Involved in the Legal System”

Listen to the new Aced It podcast episode Strategies to Improve Implementation of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Reported by Veterans Involved in the Legal System Season 3, Episode 5: In this super-interesting episode, we report on a study of U.S. veterans with opioid use disorder who discuss what they think would help them in…

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JCOIN Research Update: Opioid Use Disorder Stigma, Discrimination, and Policy Attitudes in a National Sample of U.S. Young Adults

Stigma and attitudes about addiction contribute to the availability and accessibility of treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. A 2020 study from NORC at the University of Chicago and Indiana University sought to understand attitudes about opioid use disorder among 190 young adults aged 19-29 across the United States. Key Findings: The study found…

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New Aced It Episode: “Loosening MOUD Restrictions During COVID-19”

Listen to the new Aced It podcast episode Loosening MOUD Restrictions During COVID-19 Season 3, Episode 1: How does a global pandemic like COVID-19 affect individuals engaged in treatment involving Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)? Some restrictions were loosened, and the results may be favorable in many ways. Listen to hear more. Download the One-Pager…

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JCOIN Post-Doc Position Available

The University of Kentucky was awarded one of the NIH-funded Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Clinical Research Center grants with the overall aim of increasing access to medications to treatment opioid use disorder (MOUD) among justice involved women with a history of opioid use disorder (OUD) following jail release. The project is a type…

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Op-ed: Our best weapon against drug overdoses is good data

Scott Walters, Jeffrey Samet and Charles Knott, senior investigators on the HEALing Communities Study, wrote a column for The Dallas Morning News titled Our best weapon against drug overdoses is good data. Here’s an excerpt: The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that overdose deaths in the general U.S.…

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Watch Now: Recordings from JCOIN’s April Steering Committee Meeting

The JCOIN Steering Committee Meeting #6 was held on April 13th and 20th. Below are recorded sessions available for rewatch. Session 2B: New JCOIN Datasets and Data Resources Investigators outline two publicly available resources that can be incorporated into a range of studies. Watch the recording here. Tracking Policy on Access to MOUD for Justice…

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Career Opportunities at NIDA

The Division of Epidemiology Services and Prevention Research, Service Research Branch, seeks to hire:   Two Program Officials to provide leadership and direction for a dynamic and growing portfolio focused on addiction health services research and related clinical trials. NIDA’s Services Research Branch (SRB) supports rigorous research to improve population health by maximizing the efficient delivery of high-quality,…

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