This issue brief discusses the current public health crises of drug overdoses, alcohol use, and suicides in the U.S.
Everyday, researchers publish the results of their important work surrounding many of the issues around addiction, addiction treatment, and recovery. Unfortunately, much of this research is published in proprietary journals that may be difficult for students, policymakers, patients and caregivers to access. The Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, regularly reviews this literature and publishes easy-to-read summaries of key research. This featured collection provides a link to the Recovery Research Institute’s webpage that hosts these summaries as well as links to several studies that may be of particular interest to CLOUD visitors.
This webpage from the Recovery Research Institute provides summaries of proprietary peer-reviewed research studies on issues related to addiction treatment and recovery from substance use disorders.
This webpage provides a summary of a pilot study that examined whether use of an automated contingency management program improved treatment outcomes for people receiving outpatient treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD).
In 2019, the state of Ohio passed legislation that allowed for alternative treatment settings for methadone delivery, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), prisons, jails and county health departments. The Recovery Research Institute prepared this plain language summary of a peer-reviewed study that looked at the effect implementation of the Ohio policy would have on expanding access to treatment.
This plain language summary breaks down a peer-reviewed study that estimated the societal burden of the opioid crisis at $1 trillion.
This report on state strategies to support substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in Federally Qualified Health Centers(FQHCs) describes policy innovations and lessons learned from FQHCs in 5 states: Alabama, Illinois, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin.
This discussion paper from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic looks at how the opioid epidemic in America affects 5 special populations: justice-involved individuals, people living in rural communities, veterans, adolescents and young adults, and people who inject drugs.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of providing chemical dependence treatment among non-Medicaid adults who were served by the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
The website for the Native Center for Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health provides information about and links to the projects managed by the Center, including the National American Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN) Addiction Technology Transfer Center, the AI/AN Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, and the AI/AN Prevention Technology Transfer Center.