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Opioids

Opioids are a broad group of pain-relieving drugs that can be both naturally derived (morphine, heroin, and others) or synthesized in a laboratory (fentanyl and others). While generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, opioids can be misused and may lead to addiction, overdose incidents, and death. HSR&D investigators study several aspects of opioid use, such as how best to manage opioid prescribing (including policy impacts and safety), and how to help Veterans' manage their chronic pain, both with and without medication.

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Citations

(5 of more than 634 OPIOID focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 51 OPIOID focused publication briefs)


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Studies

( 5 of more than 44 OPIOID focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 18-231 Risks of Cannabis Use Among Veterans on Long-term Opioid Therapy Keyhani , Salomeh 2019-12-01
PPO 18-213 Adaptation of the Motivational Interviewing Skills Code to Identify Clinician and Client Language Predicting Reduced Opioid Use Risk and Increased Use of Alternative Pain Care Strategies in Veterans Borsari, Brian 2019-03-01
IIR 16-078 Effectiveness of a Rescue Medication in Preventing Opioid Overdose in Veterans Oliva, Elizabeth 2018-12-01
IIR 17-268 Chronic Pain Management and Patient-Centered Outcomes Following Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy Lovejoy, Travis 2018-11-01
IIR 17-039 Improving Veteran Health by Increasing Dental Stewardship of Antibiotics and Opioids Suda, Katie 2018-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Opioid" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
11/7/2019 Advancing Pharmacological Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (ADAPT-OUD) Trial: Early Barriers and Facilitators and Progress toward Goals Hagedorn, Hildi  
9/10/2019 Leveraging VA and State Data to Examine Veterans’ Injury: TBI, Opioids, and Guns Carlson, Kathleen  
8/27/2019 WG1 - Barriers and Facilitators to Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Mackey, Kate  
8/27/2019 WG 3 - Managing Acute Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Veazie, Stephanie  
8/27/2019 WG2 - Benefits and Harms of Long-term Opioid Dose Reduction or Discontinuation in Patients with Chronic Pain Mackey, Kate  

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Other Resources

  • Visit the VA’s Office of Mental Health and learn more about substance use disorders, screening tools, programs, and services.
  • Learn more about the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative’s IMPROVE project, which focuses on integrating pain support in primary care in order to decrease the number of Veterans using opioid therapy for pain management.
  • Visit the VA Office of Research & Development’s Substance Use Disorders (SUD) topic page for information about milestones in SUD research across all VA research services.

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