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Drug abuse

The science and safety of marijuana
Published July 10, 2023
Experimental psychologist Ryan Vandrey discusses the science and safety of recreational cannabis on the heels of legalization in Maryland
Public Health
Who should be trained to use naloxone?
Published March 27, 2018
The people who witness the most overdoses—and are best positioned to prevent and reverse them—tend to be drug users themselves
'Fentanyl kills' and other lifesaving slogans
Published Feb 13, 2018
Hopkins-organized hackathon focuses on messaging strategies addressing substance abuse and addiction
Opioid Epidemic
Test strips could help prevent overdoses
Published Feb 6, 2018 Video
Vast majority of people who use street drugs say they are interested in testing for presence of fentanyl
Bill Clinton urges swift action on opioids
Published Oct 30, 2017
Former president visits Bloomberg school for discussion of the drug epidemic and the public health response
10 recommendations to address opioid crisis
Published Oct 28, 2017
Bloomberg School experts, in collaboration with the Clinton Foundation, outline steps for urgent action on opioids
Bill Clinton to take part in opioid epidemic forum
Published Oct 26, 2017
Bloomberg School to host experts for discussion on translating evidence to action to combat opioid crisis
Pain management
Reframing the way we think about opioid abuse
Published Sept 25, 2017
Peter Pronovost, Josh Sharfstein among experts to speak at Johns Hopkins symposium on opioid epidemic
Prescription drugs
Spike seen in long-term opioid use
Published Sept 7, 2017
Long-term use of opioids is associated with greater risk for addiction, overdose / School of Public Health
Clean needle zone
Published Fall 2017
Do supervised drug-injection centers make communities safer? Hopkins public health expert says yes / Johns Hopkins Magazine