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Substance Disorders-Grand Challenges Fund

The Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenge team is a large, multidisciplinary group of experts in the field of substance use and addiction. Co-led by UNM Health Science Center and Central Campus, our team includes professors, psychologists, physicians, nurses, political scientists, economists, communication experts, community members and state policy makers. These individuals work together on novel approaches to reduce the prevalence and impact of substance use disorders in New Mexico.

We believe that the problems around addiction can be addressed by collaborating with prevention and treatment systems, the criminal justice system, the education system, and other points of contact (e.g., primary/prenatal/pediatric care, emergency medicine, poison control). Our team utilizes a three-pronged approach to target substance use and addiction: prevention, treatment, and policy.

Gifts to this fund will support the Substance Use Disorders research team.