Penn State researchers are working in their labs and in their communities to address substance abuse, from prevention, treatment and recovery, to supporting affected families and communities.

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Research: A Distinctive Interdisciplinary and Translational Research Agenda

Toward a University-wide effort to combat the opioid epidemic, Penn State is leveraging its distinctive strengths in research on the following:

(1) pathways to addiction;

(2) criminal justice;

(3) spillover effects to children, families and communities;

(4) impact analysis; and

(5) dissemination and implementation science and practice.