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Fact Sheet on Fentanyl Test Strips

The Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association (LAPPA), a recipient of ONDCP’s Model Acts grant, has just released a new fact sheet on fentanyl test strips. LAPPA’s new fact sheet outlines how states can make this important harm reduction tool more accessible to their citizens. As ONDCP stated in their release this afternoon “bending the […]

Public Health Out Loud: How to Prevent an Overdose

Substance use and overdoses are an epidemic in this country, and Rhode Island is not immune. But efforts to combat substance use are often highly misunderstood. This week’s episode sheds light on some of those efforts, commonly referred to as harm reduction and overdose prevention strategies.   Our guest expert is Dr. Brandon Marshall, a […]

To truly reimagine safety, we must end the war on drugs

by Kassandra Frederique, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance   “Over the past year, we have witnessed visceral examples of how the systems that purport to protect and support us too often cause harm, especially to communities of color. Yet not enough attention has been given to the central role played by the war […]

College Dating Violence and Substance Misuse

Dating violence is a serious issue on many college campuses throughout the country. Unfortunately, substance misuse can make a troubled relationship even more volatile. A study that surveyed 72 female college students, titled “Daily and situational reports of substance use and dating violence among college students: A 10-week prospective study,” took a closer look at this […]

Physician-pharmacist collaboration may increase adherence to opioid addiction treatment

NIH-supported pilot study found team-based approach may improve buprenorphine care. A collaborative approach to treating opioid use disorder that relies heavily on community pharmacists is feasible and may increase adherence and participant satisfaction, according to a pilot study published  in Addiction. Most people with opioid use disorder who would benefit from medication do not receive it. […]

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research Substance Use Research Core

The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research Substance Use Research Core (CFAR SURC) is the only CFAR Core in the nation that focuses specifically on the intersection of substance use and HIV. The SURC is composed of 16 faculty members, who are leaders in the field of substance use and HIV research, and is led by co-Directors Christopher […]