Article by Dr. El-Bassel published in The Conversation

Excited to announce an article by SIG Director Dr. Nabila El-Bassel was just published in The Conversation, an academic news site featuring rigorous articles from the academic research community.  In the article, Dr. El-Bassel shares six strategies for striking at the root of the opioid epidemic.

An addiction researcher shares 6 strategies to address the opioid epidemic 

Read the article, and comment below it with your view.

From The Conversation: Tarryn Vick takes a dose of methadone at a clinic in Hoquiam, Wash., where she is being treated for drug addiction, June 15, 2017. AP Photo/David Goldman


Do you have any old prescription drugs?

On a related note, Saturday April 28th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

You may get rid of your old prescription drugs safely on Saturday for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Columbia Public Safety and the New York Police Department are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency on take-back locations.  Read more about how you can participate here.