New materials available concerning opioids and people with disabilities

Brandeis University has released three issue briefs concerning the opioid crisis and people with disabilities.

The briefs provide information for people with disabilities and their families, substance abuse treatment providers, and community organizations. The materials are a part of the Intersecting Research on Opioid Misuse Addiction and Disability Services (INROADS) Project, which aims to understand how and why people with disabilities misuse opioids, help them access treatment, recover from opioid use disorder, and move toward their individually defined life goals.

The new materials include fact sheets on medication treatment for opioid use disorders, peer support for people with substance abuse disorders, and the intersection between traumatic brain injury and opioid use.