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Youth with mental illness, substance-misuse histories at risk of opioid misuse

Nov 23, 2021

Opioid misuse is a devastating problem in the U.S. and a leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults. Penn State College of Medicine researchers found young people with certain mental health conditions and histories of substance misuse may have an increased risk of being diagnosed…

Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction launches new website

Nov 9, 2021

The Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction (CSUA), a unit of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), has launched its new website.   The new website corresponds to a name update, from the "Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse" to the "Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction," an effort…
News Topics: CSUA

Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction seeking applicants for Community Fellows Program

Oct 5, 2021

The Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction (CSUA), part of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at Penn State, has announced an invitation for its Community Fellows Program. The Community Fellows Program, a funding mechanism of CSUA and the SSRI, provides support for faculty seeking to…
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Education project to help improve data on drug overdose deaths

Sep 27, 2021

A new Penn State-led project is educating coroners, medical examiners, and others in the death certifier community in Pennsylvania about the reporting of substances associated with accidental overdose. The project, known as the Death Certifier Education Project, is a collaborative effort with the…

Can mindful yoga reduce opioid dependence?

Sep 27, 2021

With more than 100 people dying from opioid overdoses each day in the U.S., new approaches to treating opioid-use disorders are needed. Emma Rose, assistant research professor with Penn State's Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, is leading a study that adds twice-weekly mindfulness-…

Five faculty members join Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction

Sep 13, 2021

Penn State’s Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction (CSUA) recently announced five new co-funded faculty members who will join the consortium in the 2021-22 academic year: Kristina Brant, Sarah Brothers, Brandy Henry, Jennifer Nyland, and Sujeong Park.  Kristina Brant will start her position as…
News Topics: CSUASubstance Use

Life Unites Us' campaign receives grant from PA Department of Drug and Alcohol

Aug 18, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol (DDAP) recently awarded multiple faculty members, staff and units from Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State College of Medicine's Project ECHO and Addiction Center for Translation, and additional Penn State campuses a $4.5 million contract to continue…
News Topics: Substance UseCSUA

Consortium on Addiction and Substance Use changes name

Aug 9, 2021

The Social Science Research Institute’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse has changed its name to the Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction (CSUA). Approved earlier this year and informally announced during CSUA’s annual conference in May, the name change better reflects the consortium’s…
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New book: Time-Varying Effect Modeling for the Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Jul 7, 2021

This book, co-authored by Stephanie Lanza, Penn State professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC); and Ashley Linden-Carmichael, PRC assistant research professor, is the first to introduce applied behavioral, social, and health sciences…