Tag: opioid crisis

Research-Based Solutions To The Opioid Crisis

Emily Jones, branch chief for National Institute on Drug Abuse, speaks at Mason BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Emily Jones, chief…

Developing A System Of Access

A one-on-one with Katrina King of the Empowered Communities Opioid Project BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER A grant project under Mason’s School of Nursing, the Empowered Communities Opioid Project, is intended to implement a system of access to health care for…

Substance Abuse Rates Spike Among College Students

Mason lacks the recovery resources that other Virginia schools offer BY DANA NICKEL, LONGFORM EDITOR Overdoses kill 115 people every day in the U.S., according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. September is National Recovery Month, as stated by…

Northam’s population strategy

Eradicating the Opioid Crisis in Northern Virginia By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Governor Ralph Northam and Northern Virginia leaders spoke at Mason on April 19 regarding the opioid crisis currently threatening the nation. As the largest public research university in…