Addiction and Recovery: The Importance of Human Connection

December 28th, 2021

By: Shannon Schwoeble and Sarah Howroyd, MSW, LCSW


From April 2020-2021, 100,306 parents, spouses, siblings, friends, colleagues, and neighbors in the United States died[...]

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Reflections on Tribal Primary Care in America

November 30th, 2021

By: Navneet Bhullar, MD, MSc


California of the pioneers, peopled by progressivesof campsites with bear lockersof pines and berries of easy cilantro[...]

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Health Equity & Reproductive Justice: Transforming Perinatal Care Now

June 2nd, 2021

By: Ashley Shukait, MPH, CHES and Glyceria Tsinas, QMHA


Drug-involved fatal poisonings for 2020 are expected to reach over 100,000 in the United States—a 40% increase from the[...]

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Evolving Concepts of Justice and Safety

April 14th, 2021

By: Katie Bement, BA


Criminalizing survival

Rachel stayed. She stayed to survive, and for that the criminal legal system labeled her a[...]

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The Original Pandemic: Commercial Tobacco

March 31st, 2021

By: Lauren Kemmeter


All mentions of tobacco in this article refer to commercial tobacco and nicotine products and not sacred and[...]

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Treating the Opioid Crisis: Current Trends and What’s Next

February 24th, 2021

By: Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH, Brian Clear, MD, FASAM and Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM


Throughout the past decade, the U.S. has seen a dramatic shift in addiction medicine research, clinical practice, and[...]

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Integrating Addiction Treatment in Primary Care: Training Needs and Novel Approaches

November 10th, 2020

By: Bethany Canver, MD, MSW, MSSP, Emma Biegacki, MPH and Kenneth Morford, MD


Addiction is a chronic medical condition that carries significantly elevated risk of morbidity and mortality, as the[...]

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Situating the Continuum of Overdose Risk in the Social Determinants of Health

October 16th, 2020

By: Saba Rouhani, PhD and Ju Nyeong Park, PhD


The United States remains in the throes of an escalating drug overdose crisis. Data show that overdoses increased yet[...]

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Overdose & Harm Reduction in the Time of COVID-19

July 29th, 2020

By: Alejandro Alves, MPP


Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States faced an epidemic of drug overdose, topping half a million deaths[...]

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COVID-19 and Homelessness in Boston: Thoughts from the Initial Surge

June 30th, 2020

By: Jim O'Connell, MD


The COVID-19 pandemic has cast health inequities into stark relief, though this hasn’t surprised those of us already[...]

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