HHRI News & Press Releases
Stigma is a huge barrier for people with opioid use disorder and is particularly problematic in healthcare. In a series of NIH videos, Gavin Bart, MD, PhD, talks about the stigma in healthcare around substance use disorders, barriers to treatment, and empowering people and humanizing addiction. Read more about…Read More
Usage rates among moms-to-be have spiked in the past decade, with a disparate boost among pregnant women who live in rural counties. Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new Michigan Medicine-led study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in…Read More
An estimated 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the U.S. in 2017. With so many people being affected what is being done to treat addiction? Marco Pravetoni, PhD, senior investigator at the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota…Read More
How is opioid use associated with health, other substance use, involvement in criminal justice system?
A public health approach to address the opioid epidemic in the United States needs to understand the populations of people affected, including their health, other substance use and any involvement they may have with the criminal justice system, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. This study…Read More