Health privacy rules

A blog by Nic Terry describes the existing state of health privacy rules applicable to SUD patients, current COVID-19 emergency provisions, and the statutory changes contained in the Cares Act of 2020.

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Medication assisted treatment

IU study finds primary care physicians practicing in health systems receive waivers to prescribe buprenorphine at less than half the rate of those outside health systems.

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Recovery during a pandemic

IU researchers from three campuses are studying the impact of COVID-19 on people in recovery.

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Understanding stigma

IU study finds although Americans often understand that substance use disorder is a physical illness, it does not stop them from stigmatizing this group of people.

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Access to services

Zachary Adams is studying the emotional and behavioral impact of the pandemic on young people and how to best connect them with needed mental health services.

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Community health workers

Debra Litzelman and community health workers are finding ways to continue to help pregnant women and new mothers with substance use disorders.

Find out how

Coping with COVID-19

Melissa Cyders is studying how Americans coped during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Moving interventions online

The pandemic has caused researchers Peter Finn and Leslie Hulvershorn to move essential substance use interventions online. 

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Person to Person

The Person to Person Health Interview study, led in part by Brea Perry, quickly shifted to conduct new telephone interviews related to COVID-19.

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Starting the conversation

A new project through IU Research brings together famous IU visitors, students, faculty and staff, who are sharing their personal stories in an effort to put an end to stigma.

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Reaching across disciplines 

A program through IU’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge is preparing students, across professions and sectors, to recognize and respond to opioid and substance use disorder.

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Changing the conversation

IU and the Indiana State Museum are working together to shift the conversation around substance use disorder.  

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Exposure to opioids

IU School of Medicine's Brady Atwood is studying the effects of in utero exposure to opioids on neonatal, adolescent and adult physiology and behavior as part of the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge.

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Preparing Indiana's workforce

IU's Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge has helped faculty train and educate hundreds of professionals and students throughout the state.

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Reducing stigma

IU student and faculty team up with officals and community members in Miami County to organize photo exhibit aimed at reducing stigma. 

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Educating others

IU mom Becky Savage is turning the tragedy of losing two of her sons to substance use into an opportunity to help others. 

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Inspiring the next generation

Students at the IU McKinney School of Law recently dug in to how law and policy play a role in the national opioid epidemic and explored their own legislative solutions to the problem.

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Leading the way

IU’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge has been awarded the Indiana Innovation Now Award by the Addiction Policy Forum.

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