The rapid growth and spread of the opioid epidemic and its tragic consequences demand Penn State’s best efforts. The University has a strong foundation on which to build an interdisciplinary and translational initiative to address opioid and other substance abuse, and such an agenda is in keeping with our land grant mission. The Penn State Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse is leveraging the University’s research, education, and outreach capacities toward a world free from addiction. To advance this mission Penn State has provided funds for a range of new activities.

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