Alcohol use disorders are on the rise and compounding dangers of opioid misuse among U.S. adolescents and young adults

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Harvard Pop Center faculty member Elissa R. Weitzman, ScD, is author of a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine that calls for additional research about this alarming trend in order to develop and deploy interventions aimed at protecting this vulnerable population. Mei-Sing Ong is also an author on the study.

Study identifies congressional districts in the U.S. with higher opioid prescription rates

Harvard Pop Center postdoctoral research fellow Lyndsey¬†Rolheiser, PhD, along with faculty member S V Subramanian, PhD, and a colleague have published a study in the American Journal of Public Health that has found higher opioid prescription rate districts in the southeast, Appalachia and the rural west. This insight into how the congressional districts rank could provide useful data to help shape public policies and targeted programs. Learn more… Harvard Public…