Messages about Substance Use
- Suicide Deaths Are a Major Component of the Opioid Crisis that Must Be Addressed
By Joshua Gordon, Nora Volkow on
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In observance, Dr. Gordon has partnered with Dr. Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), to highlight a dimension of the opioid crisis that receives too little attention—the links between opioid use, opioid use disorder, and suicide.
- NIMH and the NIH HEAL Initiative: Collaborating to address the opioid epidemic
By Joshua Gordon on
Dr. Gordon discusses NIMH’s role in the HEAL (Helping End Addiction Long-term SM) Initiative -- the National Institutes of Health(NIH)’s all-in, coordinated response to the opioid epidemic.