Opioid Misuse and Overdose Risk Patterns Among Recent Veterans
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: April 2014 - March 2019
Principal Investigator: Bennett, Alex S.

This study tracked opioid-using veterans’ substance use patterns alongside other physiological, psychological, and social dimensions of their lives, ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, depression, and pain severity to social relationships and employment status. This study promises to greatly inform efforts to identify effective programs for preventing opioid misuse and opioid-related overdose among veterans.


Abstract on NIH RePORTER
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Khan MR, Hoff L, Elliott L, Scheidell JD, Pamplin JR, Townsend TN, Irvine NM, Bennett AS (2023).
Racial/ethnic disparities in opioid overdose prevention: Comparison of the naloxone care cascade in White, Latinx, and Black people who use opioids in New York City
Harm Reduction Journal, 21 (1), 24. doi: 10.1186/s12954-023-00736-7. PMCID: PMC9959933.

Elliott L, Crasta D, Khan M, Roth A, Green T, Kolodny A, Bennett AS (2021).
Validation of the Opioid Overdose Risk Behavior Scale, version 2 (ORBS-2)
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 223, 108721. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108721. PMCID: PMC8113089.

Cleland CM, Bennett AS, Elliott L, Rosenblum A, Britton PC, Wolfson-Stofko B (2020).
Between- and within-person associations between opioid overdose risk and depression, suicidal ideation, pain severity, and pain interference
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 206, 107734. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107734. PMCID: PMC6980716.

Bennett AS, Watford JA, Elliott L, Wolfson-Stofko B, Guarino H (2019).
Military veterans’ overdose risk behavior: Demographic and biopsychosocial influences
Addictive Behaviors, 99, 106036. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106036. PMCID: PMC6791780.

Elliott L, Bennett AS, Wolfson-Stofko B (2019).
Life after opioid-involved overdose: Survivor narratives and their implications for ER/ED interventions
Addiction, 114 (8), 1379-1386. doi: 10.1111/add.14608. PMCID: PMC6626567.

Elliott L, Bennett AS, Szott K, Golub A (2018).
Competing constructivisms: The negotiation of PTSD and related stigma among post-9/11 veterans in New York City
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 42 (4), 778-799. doi: 10.1007/s11013-018-9586-7. PMCID: PMC6251768.

Elliott L, Golub A, Bennett A (2018).
Opioid use initiation, progression, and motivations among OEF/OIF/OND-era veterans in New York City: An age-period-cohort analysis
Military Behavioral Health, 6 (1), 75-81. doi: 10.1080/21635781.2017.1343163. PMCID: PMC5847302.

Pouget ER, Bennett AS, Elliott L, Rosenblum A, Britton PC (2017).
Recent overdose experiences in a community sample of military veterans who use opioids
Journal of Drug Issues, 47 (3), 479-491. doi: 10.1177/0022042617701255. PMCID: PMC5567991.

Bennett AS, Golub A, Elliott L (2017).
A behavioral typology of opioid overdose risk behaviors among recent veterans in New York City
PLoS One, 12 (6), e0179054. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179054. PMCID: PMC5464624.

Bennett AS, Elliott L, Golub A, Wolfson-Stofko B, Guarino H (2017).
Opioid-involved overdose among male Afghanistan/Iraq-era U.S. military veterans: A multidimensional perspective
Substance Use and Misuse, 52 (13), 1701-1711. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1306563. PMCID: PMC5628147.

Pouget ER, Bennett AS, Elliott L, Wolfson-Stofko B, Almenana R, Britton PC, Rosenblum A (2017).
Development of an Opioid-Related Overdose Risk Behavior Scale (ORBS)
Substance Abuse, 38 (3), 239-244. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1282914. PMCID: PMC5522769.