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Substance Use Disorders

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a condition in which an individual is impacted by the inability to control their intake of a substance such as legal (i.e., alcohol) or illegal drugs (i.e., heroin) or medications (i.e., prescription painkillers). Symptoms can range from mild dependence to severe addiction. Even those with mild SUD may experience a range of physical and psychological effects. Further, the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health estimate that half of individuals who experience a substance use disorder during their lives will also experience a co-occurring mental disorder and vice versa.

VA health systems research addresses many aspects of substance use disorders including addiction, SUD treatment services, prescription management, and alternative pain management.

Each section below is populated by a search of the HSR website. Search results are generated based on the search term "Substance Use Disorders". Results are updated as new data are available.

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(5 of more than 289 SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 32 SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS focused publication briefs)

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( 5 of more than 16 SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 21-005 Web-Based Provider Training for Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders using Prolonged Exposure (COPEWeb) Back, Sudie 2023-10-01
IIR 19-048 Post-Hospital Intervention for Veterans with Comorbid Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders Metrik, Jane 2020-03-01
PPO 13-137 Collaborative Care Management for Complex, Recurrent Substance Use Disorders Hawkins, Eric 2015-01-01
CDA 13-268 Chronic Pain Management in Veterans with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders Lovejoy, Travis 2014-11-01
CDA 11-245 VA Healthcare Delivery for OEF/OIF Veterans with Mental & Substance Use Disorders Bohnert, Kipling 2014-07-01

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The most recent "Substance Use Disorders" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
9/26/2023 Substance Use Disorders, Risky Substance Use and Brain Injury Corrigan, John  
2/2/2022 Virtual Care Early-Career Investigator Series Lin, Lewei (Allison)  
Wray, Charlie  
12/8/2020 Opioids, Addiction, and Pain: State of the Art in VA Humphreys, Keith  
Chang, Evelyn  
Becker, William  
Veazie, Stephanie  
11/19/2020 A Feasibility Study of Mindful Self-Compassion for Veterans with Moral Injury and Co-Occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Eaton, Erica  
11/21/2019 Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Interventions for Veterans Kearney, David  

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