Rutgers Tackles Addiction and Opioid Abuse

Rutgers Tackles Addiction and Opioid Abuse

Researchers and health care experts at Rutgers University are leading the way to help prevent and treat addiction and drug abuse disorders

Rutgers Expands Treatment for Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders
Intensive Outpatient Programs provide more specialized care than traditional outpatient programs, including gender-specific treatment.


New Treatment Delivery Methods of Medication for Opioid Addiction Show Promise
Addiction medicine expert Petros Levounis says a maintenance treatment that combines medication with behavioral treatment and recovery support gives patients the best chance of sustainable recovery.


NJTV: Rutgers' Recovery House Helps Students Who Struggle with Addiction
The Recovery House at Rutgers University offers a living space for students who are recovering from addiction.


Training Police to Deal with Addiction
Rutgers’ Center of Alcohol Studies offers free training to New Jersey police officers to engage and help individuals under the influence of alcohol and drugs and identify those in need of immediate treatment.


Tracking Opiate Addiction in New Brunswick
Rutgers surveys find high rates of heroin use, panhandling and homelessness.


The Opiate Epidemic: Rutgers Program Plays Role Fighting Escalating Health Crisis
The Summer School of Addiction Studies has been educating addiction and behavioral health professionals for nearly 75 years.


A Road to Recovery
As Rutgers’ substance abuse helpline enters its second year, it counts its success one call at a time.


Recovery House Counselor Understands the Challenges of Students with Addictions
Losing a friend to drugs leads Frank Greenagel to a career in social work and addiction recovery.


Addicts May Be Seeking Relief from Emotional Lows More than Euphoric Highs
A Rutgers study could lead to a better understanding of human addiction to alcohol, tobacco and food, as well as substance abuse.


Rising Opiate and Heroin Abuse among Young Adults a Public Health Epidemic
A Rutgers expert heads a state task force that aims to curtail availability of illegal prescription drugs.