Auburn's Center for Opioid Research, Education and Outreach develops resources for substance use disorders

Published: September 02, 2022

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Faculty working through the Auburn University Center for Opioid Research, Education and Outreach, along with its Substance Use and Misuse Institute, developed educational programming related to substance use disorders and their effects on an individual’s mental health. The work by Drs. Haley Phillippe, Brent Fox, and Karen Marlowe is supported by $750,000 in sponsored project funds from the Alabama Department of Mental Health via a sub-award through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.The educational programming developed is available online in the form of webinars and targets two primary cohorts: community leaders and health care professionals. Health care professionals are eligible to receive continuing education credits. The content presented focuses on the emerging trends of substance use disorders in Alabama, specifically, the prevalence of substance use disorders amongst vulnerable populations. The project will conclude at the end of this fiscal year, with the webinars remaining accessible through September 2024.For more information and registration, visit

Submitted by: Matt Crouch