Tuesday, April 12, 2022 – CADCA presented the latest installment of the Research Into Action series with Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Compton presented the findings of his and his colleagues’ recent article, “Polysubstance Use in the U.S. Opioid Crisis” published in Molecular Psychiatry in 2020. He presented recent data about overdose deaths during the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the marked increases in fentanyl-related and stimulant-related (i.e. methamphetamine and cocaine) across the country. These changes are a stark reminder of the polydrug nature of drug use, with an emphasis on primary prevention in addressing these concerns.
About Research Into Action:
CADCA’s Evaluation and Research team invites you to join our bi-monthly webinar series Conversations: Putting Research into Action—the bridge between scholarly research and day-to-day coalition efforts. Throughout the year, we moderate live conversations with substance misuse prevention experts and participating coalition members. This is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and its implications for coalition work and ask pertinent questions of experts in their fields. Access the full Research Into Action playlist.