Substance Use and Misuse Products

In response to policymakers’ priorities, multiple briefs and research summaries have been created by researchers participating in the RPC on topics relating to the substance use and misuse. RPC had worked with offices to compile and summarize research to address key policy issues related to both the treatment and prevention of substance misuse. These efforts have covered areas such as addressing substance use disorders in rural communities, treating specific populations (e.g., adolescents, college-students, women, etc.). More recently, efforts concerning substance use have focused largely on the intersection between COVID-19 and supporting individuals with alcohol and/or opioid misuse.