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“Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: A Remedy That Needs More Than Medicine”

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will host a free research colloquium Friday, Nov. 11, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 108.

The colloquium is titled “Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: A Remedy That Needs More Than Medicine.”

The colloquium will be an examination of data from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education’s evaluation of certified drug courts in Ohio, a state that has realized large increases in opioid-related morbidity and mortality.

Their sample of 404 drug court participants at intake suggests a variety of comorbid problems including mental illness, violence exposure, serious health risk behaviors and low educational, housing and employment statuses. The results will be discussed in the contexts of clinical programs and state/national policy.

The following speakers will join the discussion:

  • Margaret Baughman Sladky, senior research associate at the Begun Center;
  • Mark Singer, the Leonard W. Mayo Professor of Family and Child Welfare and deputy director of the Begun Center.

The Mandel School’s Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program will present the event, which is part of the 2016-2017 Research & Training Colloquia and the Centennial Speaker Series.

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