Opioid Settlement Tracker

The Opioid Settlement Tracker is an 18 month watchdog project by Christine Minhee that tracks opioid-related litigation and provides information about lawsuits, settlements, and issues surrounding opioid related litigation. The stated goal of the project is to track and determine if opioid settlement funds will be used in ways that benefit public health and address drug use. Continue reading

The American Opioid Epidemic in Special Populations: Five Examples

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. Continue reading

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This reports provides a summary of key findings from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health which measures national indicators of substance use and mental health among noninstitutionalized individuals 12 and older. The national indicators focus on tobacco use, alcohol use, kratom use, illicit drug use, initiation of substance use, perceived risk from substance use, substance use disorders, major depressive episodes, any mental illness, serious mental illness, co-occurring major depressive episode and substance use disorder, and perceived recovery.

Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration