Overdose Risk Management and Compensation in the Era of Naloxone
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: July 2018 - May 2024
Principal Investigator: Bennett, Alex S.
Principal Investigator: Elliott, Luther

This study will provide insight into barriers to naloxone awareness and access, as well as the psychosocial and behavioral impacts of being “protected” by naloxone while engaging in overdose risk behaviors, of using naloxone on someone else, and or surviving an overdose in which naloxone was used. Findings from this study will provide an empirical basis to strengthen and refine existing overdose prevention efforts and to design tailored interventions to engage opioid users who have recently survived or reversed an overdose.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Frank D, Elliott L, Cleland CM, Walters SM, Joudrey PJ, Russell DM, Meyerson BE, Bennett AS (2023).
“As safe as possible”: A qualitative study of opioid withdrawal and risk behavior among people who use illegal opioids
Harm Reduction Journal, 20 (158), 158. doi: 10.1186/s12954-023-00893-9. PMCID: PMC10605476.

Pamplin JR, King C, Cooper C, Bennett AS, Elliott L, Davis CS, Rouhani S, Townsend TN (2023).
Pathways to racial disparities in the effects of Good Samaritan laws: A mixed methods pilot study
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 249, 110823. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.110823.

Elliott L, Chen Y, Goodman M, Bennett AS (2023).
Distal factors associated with proximal overdose risk behaviors and recent non-fatal overdose among a sample of people who use illicit opioids in New York City
Journal of Drug Issues [Epub 2023 Apr 24]. doi: 10.1177/00220426231168081.

Bennett AS, Guarino H, Britton PC, O'Brien-Mazza D, Cook SH, Taveras F, Cortez J, Elliott L (2022).
U.S. military veterans and the opioid overdose crisis: A review of risk factors and prevention efforts
Annals of Medicine, 54 (1), 1826-1838. doi: 10.1080/07853890.2022.2092896. PMCID: PMC9262363.

Scheidell JD, Hoff L, Khan MR, Bennett AS, Elliott L (2022).
Parenting and childcare responsibilities, harm reduction service engagement, and opioid overdose among women and men who use illicit opioids in New York City
Drug and Alcohol Dependence Reports, 3, 100054. doi: 10.1016/j.dadr.2022.100054. PMCID: PMC9224239.

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.