Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders.
The misuse of prescription opioids and use of heroin is one of the most significant public health issues in the United States. Opioid abuse claims more lives than motor vehicle crashes. Providing access to effective care may prevent misuse and the consequences, such as overdose. Our researchers study the causes of the crisis and the effectiveness of the programs and policies implemented in response.