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This study aims to investigate the occurrence of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) self-medication, identify the specific NPS involved, and understand the motivations behind their use.

Original research | 2023
About PWUD, Mental health

We aimed to estimate the prevalence of encephalopathy among people who experienced a toxic drug event and examine the association between toxic drug events and encephalopathy.

Original research | 2023
Overdose, Mental health

We assessed how valued drug checking services (DCS) would be for opioid street drug users given the ubiquity of fentanyl and related analogs in the drug supply, the information they would most valu

Original research | 2023
Drug checking, About PWUD, Illegal drugs

Imagine Safe Supply is a community-based research project that explores ideas about participation in safe supply.

Original research | 2023
Safer supply, Peer/PWLLE program involvement, About PWUD

We sought to identify the breadth and depth of the existing evidence around electronic harm reduction (e-harm reduction) interventions that aimed to reduce the harms associated with substance use.

Scoping review | 2023
Digital health, Harm reduction, Overdose

The main objective of this study was to analyze perinatal outcomes of women with substance use disorder in pregnancy who participated in the West Virginia University Medicine Drug Free Moms and Bab

Original research | 2023
Parents/caregivers, About PWUD

While prior efforts have been made to change stigmatizing language to refer to individuals with substance use disorders (SUD), little is known about the effects of stigmatizing imagery.

Original research | 2023
About PWUD, Stigma

We sought to increase the readiness of health center staff to recognize and respond to opioid overdoses and decrease stigmatizing attitudes around opioid use disorder (OUD).

Original research | 2023
About prescribers, Stigma, Hospitals

Compared to heterosexual and cisgender people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) people are more likely to develop problems with high-risk po

Original research | 2023
2SLGBTQI+, Equity, Poverty, Housing, About PWUD

Measure general substance use severity, to examine for differential item functioning (DIF) across substances (i.e., sedatives, opioids, amphetamines, cocaine, and cannabis).

Original research | 2023
Clinical guidance

We aim to better understand the prevalence of support for drug-checking services among individuals of certain demographic groups, social status and social attitudes towards drug and alcohol policy.

Original research | 2023
Drug checking
Case study | 2023
Wrap-around services, Illegal drugs, Clinical guidance

We provide a narrative summary of research on changes in cannabis arrests, cannabis products and prices, cannabis use and cannabis-related harm since legalization.

Lit review | 2023
Decriminalization/legalization, Policy/Regulatory
Book | 2023
Harm reduction, About PWUD

Opioid analgesics are commonly used for acute low back pain and neck pain, but supporting efficacy data are scarce.

Original research | 2023
Chronic pain, Clinical guidance

The effectiveness of involuntary treatment using the mental health act or separate legislation for this purpose has not been revie

Lit review | 2023

This paper describes an interdisciplinary outpatient service developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to support and ensure continuity of care for patients with substance use and concurrent mental he

Case study | 2023
Transitions in care/treatment, Wrap-around services, Hospitals, Mental health

A narrative review of measures that have been developed to measure internalized stigma related to substance use in treatment settings

Lit review | 2023
Commentary | 2023
Harm reduction, About prescribers

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