News: opioid epidemic

COVID Poses New Challenges for the Field of Addiction Treatment, But Lowers Barriers for Treatment Options

In this post for our special series on social work in times of crisis, the HEALing Communities Study and the…

April 23 @ 7:26 pm

How Columbia Researchers Are Responding to the Opioid Crisis During COVID-19

What happens when two public health epidemics—COVID-19 and opioids—collide? For this year’s Musher Lecture, Tim Hunt drew on the first-hand…

December 16, 2020 @ 10:17 pm

Do Your Part to Acknowledge International Overdose Awareness Day

CSSW joins with SIG in urging the social work community to support events commemorating International Overdose Awareness Day. International Overdose…

August 31, 2020 @ 4:12 pm

FACULTY OPINION: We Must Continue to Use Naloxone During COVID-19

Overdoses may be on the rise. Finding ways to safely administer life-saving interventions during the coronavirus pandemic is crucial. By…

June 15, 2020 @ 7:17 pm

With CSSW Team at the Helm, Columbia Launches New Center to Combat Substance Use Disorders

A multidisciplinary team of researchers and scientists at Columbia University will combine their efforts to address the opioid and substance…

March 18, 2020 @ 3:42 am

Welcome, Visiting Scholar Dr. Marguerite Burns!

Dr. Marguerite Burns, an associate professor in population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public…

January 24, 2020 @ 6:18 pm

Statewide Opioid Overdose Prevention Study Introduced to Public

At an event in Low Library, Columbia scientists showed their passion for applying their expertise to the problem of opioid…

December 11, 2019 @ 11:55 pm

Joining Forces to Address the Opioid Crisis

Last March, Professor Nabila El-Bassel received a phone call from Redonna Chandler, director of the HEALing Communities Study at the…

November 7, 2019 @ 10:11 pm

Columbia’s HEALing Communities Study Holds First Community Advisory Board Meeting

Led by University Professor Nabila El-Bassel, the meeting marked an important first step in Columbia’s major study initiative to tackle…

October 23, 2019 @ 6:22 pm

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