Funder(s)

e Social Science Research Institute and by the Justice Center for Research at Penn State University

Description/Abstract

Opioid use disorders and overdoses from prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl have become a national public health crisis. Improving our knowledge about how people first come to misuse opioids can help to inform prevention and treatment interventions. This research brief dives into the stories behind opioid use initiation and provides intervention strategies.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

Opioid Misuse, Public Health, Drug Use, Substance Use Disorder

Disciplines

Public Health | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Date

5-14-2019

Language

English

Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Social Science Research Institute and by the Justice Center for Research at Penn State University (PI: Ashton Verdery).

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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