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Using mobile technology to reduce unhealthy alcohol use

CBHRS associate professor Dr. Diane King (co-investigator) and research professional Alex Edwards (project manager) are collaborating with psychology professor Dr. Patrick Dulin (principal investigator) on a clinical trial to reduce drinking. Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,  study participants will test either a smart-phone app or a chatbot version of an evidence-based program called Step Away.  Read more about > Using mobile technology to reduce unhealthy alcohol use

2020-07-24T15:58:06-08:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: CBHRS, News|Tags: , , |

Alaskans are preventing opioid overdose death by using naloxone

A new paper by CBHRS researchers Dr. Bridget Hanson and Becky Porter describes experiences of Alaskans using naloxone to prevent opioid overdose in their peers. Participants described naloxone as easy to use and effective in reversing overdose. They emphasized the need to have naloxone widely available in order to prevent […]

2020-01-22T10:03:47-09:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: CBHRS, News|Tags: , , , |

Narcan® Distribution and Use in Alaska 2017-2018

CBHRS researchers are evaluating Project HOPE, the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Narcan® distribution and overdose education program. Narcan® is a nasal spray medication that reverses opioid overdose. The public distribution of opioid overdose rescue kits is a best practice strategy to reduce opioid-related deaths.

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2019-12-11T16:29:37-09:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|Tags: , , , , , |

CBHRS researchers present about Alaska opioid evaluation at AEA

Researchers from ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) shared work evaluating Alaska’s response to the opioid crisis at the recent meeting of the American Evaluation Association held in Minneapolis, MN. Bridget Hanson presented about the methodology used for recent key informant interviews with individuals who had administered […]

2019-11-19T11:32:00-09:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|Tags: , , |

New CBHRS Report Supports Alaska’s Opioid Misuse Prevention Efforts

Researchers in ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services  (CBHRS) conducted interviews with individuals who use heroin to explore ways individuals began opioid use and how their use progressed over time. Their report found that few participants began use with heroin but transitioned to heroin due to increased cost […]

2019-01-14T15:32:20-09:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|