The Opiate Epidemic - Free Access Article Collection

Taylor & Francis presents a FREE ACCESS article collection centered on the growing epidemic of opiate use. The abuse of prescription and non-prescription opioids is rampant across the globe. This collection aims to highlight various issues within the subject of opiate abuse, with articles focused on:

  • Opiate Abuse in Young People
  • Opiate Rehabilitation
  • Illegal vs. Legal Opiate Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis: Opiate Abuse and Mental Health

This collection also looks at a special section by Substance Abuse entitled “From Education to Implementation: Addressing the Opioid Misuse Epidemic”.

All articles below are free to read and download until May 31, 2017.

From Education to Implementation: Addressing the Opioid Misuse Epidemic - Special Section from Substance Abuse journal

In the United States, the opioid epidemic has been characterized by unprecedented increases in prescription and nonmedical pharmaceutical opioid use, heroin and pharmaceutical opioid use disorders, and associated deaths. As a result, on a daily basis, practitioners in a wide range of clinical settings are now confronted with the difficulties of managing opioid medications and opioid use disorders, often in conjunction with chronic pain syndromes. Unfortunately, practitioners may not have been taught the skills necessary to integrate risk reduction, addiction assessment, and treatment into routine clinical practice. Further, there is an inadequate number of providers with the inclination and expertise to treat opioid use disorders to meet the current need for treatment.

Read and download selections from this Special Section of Substance Abuse to learn more about how to address the opiod epidemic in the US.

Opiate Usage in Adolescents, Teens, & Young Adults

Rehabilitation for Opiate Abusers

A Fine Line: Legal versus Illegal Opiate Usage

Dual Diagnosis: Opiate Addiction and Mental Health