Effects of State Laws to Reduce Opioid Diversion on Transitions to Injection Drug Use and HIV/HCV Transmission

This research will explore the influence of laws in three different states; Connecticut, Kentucky, and Wisconsin, selected to represent differences in PDMPs, Medicaid restrictions on opioid prescription, and pain clinic regulation. We will also examine the effects of the local context (drug use networks, syringe availability, harm reduction services, relative price and quality of heroin) on the transition to injecting non-prescription opioids and/or heroin injection in three local areas: an urban area, a smaller metropolitan area or suburb, and a rural town and surrounding county, chosen to reflect areas with higher rates of opioid prescription and opioid overdoses.

Principle Investigator: Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD, can be reached at jdickson@mcw.edu

Additional Information:

Margaret Weeks, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator

Jianghong Li, MD, MSc
Co-Investigator

Danielle Green, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator

Eduardo Robles
Outreach Interviewer

Please read the project abstract here.

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