Research Agenda

The hurdle remains high when working to address the opioid crisis or provide support for patients experiencing physical dependency and/or withdrawal from benzodiazepines. TSRG continues to work to identify strategies to help facilitate a pathway forward. TSRG believes in a collaborative, multipronged approach and selects research topics, community partnerships, and grant opportunities that enable a patchwork of solutions.

Research Topics

  • Analyses of public and organizational stigma as it relates to people who use drugs and receive treatment
  • Comparison of opioid response and prevention strategies across urban and rural areas
  • The impact of state-level prescribing policies on opioid-related overdose death rates
  • Local government policy program activities in response to the opioid crisis
  • Medication-assisted treatment service provision in rural county jails
  • Network analysis of collaboration
  • Opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing, tapering, and healing
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in service provision 

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