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Addressing the opioid crisis: social and behavioral research contributions at the National Institutes of Health.

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Summary of "Addressing the opioid crisis: social and behavioral research contributions at the National Institutes of Health."

This commentary highlights current NIH efforts aimed at addressing the opioid crisis, specifically activities related to behavioral and social science research. Implications for this commentary will inform researchers, practitioners, and policymakers on current endeavors and future funding opportunities.

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Name: Translational behavioral medicine
ISSN: 1613-9860
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