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drug abuse

Public Health
Who should be trained to use naloxone?
Published Sept 22, 2018
The people who witness the most overdoses—and are best positioned to prevent and reverse them—tend to be drug users themselves
Opioids
'Fentanyl kills' and other lifesaving slogans
Published Sept 22, 2018
Hopkins-organized hackathon focuses on messaging strategies addressing substance abuse and addiction
Opioid Epidemic
Test strips could help prevent overdoses
Published Sept 22, 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 Sept 22, 2018
Former president visits Bloomberg school for discussion of the drug epidemic and the public health response
10 recommendations to address opioid crisis
Published Sept 22, 2018
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 Sept 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
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
Prescription drugs
Review: Most opioid pills go unused
Published Sept 22, 2018
Researchers also find that majority of prescribed pills are not disposed of in recommended ways / Hopkins Medicine