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Undoing Drugs: Harm Reduction, Opioids and the Future of Addiction.

This Q&A about Szalavitz’s forthcoming book, "Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction" (Hachette Books, 2021), will explore the history of harm reduction and what it suggests about dealing with the current overdose crisis. It will examine the false narrative that now drives opioid policy and how harm reduction offers both a more accurate and a more effective way to manage drug issues.

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"Undoing Drugs: Harm Reduction, Opioids and the Future of Addiction."

This Q&A about Szalavitz’s forthcoming book, "Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction" (Hachette Books, 2021), will explore the history of harm reduction and what it suggests about dealing with the current overdose crisis. It will examine the false narrative that now drives opioid policy and how harm reduction offers both a more accurate and a more effective way to manage drug issues.

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https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkfuCorTopHdQqnSX26kEphonN59tSANBz
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Richards and Pauly Awarded funds for Research on Therapeutic Targeting in Nicotine Addiction

Assistant Professor Chris Richards (UK Chemistry) and Professor James Pauly (UK Pharmacy) have been awarded funding to help elucidate the mechanism of nicotine addiction and to identify targets for nicotine cessation therapeutics. The $760,000 grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health is titled "Single Molecule Determination of nAChR Structural Assembly for Therapeutic Targeting.”

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New Eye-tracking Technology for Addiction Research

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). One in every 12 adults, 17.6 million people, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. Several million more engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems. Looking into the reasons individuals become addicted to alcohol is why Dr. Mark Fillmore came to the University of Kentucky 17 years ago.

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