Discussing Substance Use Disorder and Accidental Deaths with Dr. Melissa Cyders

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Date
2021-05-19
Main contributors
Cyders, Melissa; Miles, Emily; Smith, Kenny
Summary
Accidental drug deaths had been on the rise, and then the pandemic hit. IUPUI clinical psychologist Dr. Melissa Cyders joins us to discuss the challenges of the year and some of the early findings related to substance use disorder during the pandemic.

There is help available to you, and others. Here's more from the Substance Abuse and Metal Health Services Administration www.samhsa.gov/find-help/recovery

And here is a Google Doc that can help you find and join online support meetings:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10A2Nd6194FLadIn3XtysqOmWLzLTGYxVcFCYxpf7HIw/htmlview

Cyders referenced this work in our talk:
https://theconversation.com/people-with-substance-use-disorders-face-greater-challenges-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-137476

The Indiana State Department of Health's Drug Overdose Dashboard:
www.in.gov/isdh/27393.htm

NY Times: Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Data Shows
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/health/overdose-deaths-fentanyl-opiods-coronaviurs-pandemic.html?referringSource=articleShare 

NewsNation: After record ‘deaths of despair’ in 2019, early pandemic data is grim
https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/after-record-deaths-of-despair-in-2019-early-pandemic-data-is-grim/

Cyders also discussed the IU Grand Challenge:
https://science.iupui.edu/psychology/research/long-term-recovery.html

More from Cyders:
https://science.iupui.edu/people-directory/people/cyders-melissa.html
Publisher
The Media School at Indiana University
Genre
Interview
Subjects
Current events; Drugs--Overdose
Locations
Bloomington; Indiana
Collection
On Topic with IU Podcast
Unit
The Media School
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Other Identifier
Other: MSA.OTIU.00011

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