Project Category: Research

Understanding endogenous opioid drive of alcohol consumption

The goal of this project is to study the relationship between enkephalin and endorphin neurons and alcohol consumption.

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Optimized Interventions to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the Emergency Department

This study will develop scalable interventions to prevent opioid misuse and associated consequences (e.g., overdose) among adolescents and young adults, which will be initiated during a health care visit in the emergency department and extended post- d …

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A Prospective Study of the Nonmedical use of Prescription Medications by Adolescents

The medical and nonmedical use of scheduled prescription medications (e.g. sleep, stimulant, anxiety/sedative, and pain) have increased among adolescents living in the United States, leading to a new set of health risks for this age group. Despite the …

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Longitudinal Changes in Recovery from Drug Use Disorders: A National Study

This project used two waves of nationally representative longitudinal data to examine the course of drug use disorders (DUDs) along with longitudinal changes in recovery from DUDs, including rates and correlates of relapse (i.e., recurrence of any DUD …

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Trajectories of Nonmedical Prescription Drug Misuse

This project used multiple cohorts of nationally representative longitudinal data to assess the individual patterns and trajectories of medical and nonmedical use of four classes of prescription medications (i.e., opioids, sedatives, stimulants, tranqu …

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