News & Updates

Polysubstance Use Driving Overdose Deaths in Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescents and young adults have experienced a nearly 300 percent increase in opioid-related mortality in recent decades due to polysubstance use. Results from a new study by the CARE Unit's Drs. Hadland and Bagley point to the fact that interventions need to start factoring in the growing use of stimulants with... More

New Funding Awarded

Congratulations to the following CARE Unit Faculty who have been awarded new funding between June-October, 2020. A $160,369 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for a project entitled, “Competitive revision to Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health Care among HIV-infected Russian People Who Inject Drugs.” Karsten Lunze from... More

The Pandemic Has Changed Addiction Treatment, Some Hope For Good

WBUR | May 21, 2020 When the coronavirus pandemic hit, 51-year-old Gigi Geary decided to move from Boston to stay with family in a remote area of New Hampshire. She's particularly at risk because she's undergoing cancer treatments, so she wanted to isolate herself as much as possible. Moving to New... More