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Coronavirus Creates New Layer of Risk for Opioid Addicts
Depression amid COVID-19 may be creating uptick in drug use. Read More.
COVID-19 May Be Worsening Opioid Crisis, But States Can Take Action
The nation is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, but the opioid epidemic remains in full force. Read More.
Faribault Middle, High schools Will Stock Anti-Opioid
While the Faribault school district has no reported cases of opioid overdoses, the facilities will soon have a plan in place in case the problem ever arises. Faribault Middle and High schools will each have naloxone nasal spray to store on campus for emergency...
A New Synthetic Opioid Is Killing American Drug Users
A new culprit has surfaced in America's seemingly endless game of opioid Whac-A-Mole: the research chemical isotonitazene. The drug, which has no approved clinical uses, began appearing in autopsy reports in the U.S. within the last year, likely as a result of efforts...
Frequency and Associated Risk Factors of Non-Fatal Overdose Reported by Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorder
Little is known about opioid overdose or naloxone access among pregnant women. Read More.
Youth and the Opioid Epidemic
The current epidemic of opioid addiction has arguably been the most recalcitrant in the nation’s history and the first to involve substantial numbers of adolescents. Read More.
The Effects of Opioid Addiction on the Black Community
This paper provides a detailed discussion of the effects caused by opioid addiction among Black Americans. Read More.
Addressing Opioid Use Disorder Among LGBTQ Populations
As a population disproportionately affected by substance use disorders (SUDs), the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community has not been spared from the opioid epidemic. Read More.
History of Opioids
Opioids in Minnesota. We dive into the history of opioids, heroin and other drugs with White, Tribal and Black communities. Three experts provide perspective on the drugs and the national crisis opioid use disorder has become.