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This paper reflects upon ethnographic work carried out in a suburban Massachusetts town that has experienced particularly high rates of opioid mis/use. In open-ended conversations, residents attributed the local opioid crisis to institutional betrayals of various sorts. Building upon the idea that social capital tends to be health-enhancing, this paper traces the decline in the infrastructure of social capital and the associated decline in cultural capital or scripts for making sense out of life's challenges.
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Name: The International journal on drug policy
Social capital is frequently indicated as a determinant of population health. Despite an increase in the frequency of public health studies including such measures, our understanding of social capital...
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 i...
Social capital is an important theoretical construct often used to explain positive behavioral outcomes. However, suicide research is often hampered by a limited definition of social capital, at the e...
The present study examined the moderating role of family social capital in the relationship between community-based cognitive social capital and depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adul...
The purpose of this review is to explore the effects of the opioid crisis on pediatric patients in the postoperative setting and provide recommendations for well-tolerated opioid prescribing practices...
The study is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the social capital intervention versus a general health promotion intervention (Health for Life; H4L) among groups of Young black men...
Social networks, social capital, i.e., network-accessed resources, and neighbourhood environments have been shown associated with a range of health behaviours and conditions, including obe...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether IV acetaminophen can decrease the need for subsequent opioid administration in the acute management of sickle cell crisis pain in the pedi...
The goal of the project is to build a clinical data research infrastructure that will begin to enhance capacity to use electronic health record (EHR) data and patient reported outcomes mea...
Opioids are an important component of post-operative pain management among children, but are often prescribed in excess and rarely disposed of appropriately. The lack of prompt and proper ...
A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of MORPHINE. It also has a depressant action on the cough center and may be given to control intractable cough associated with terminal lung cancer. Methadone is also used as part of the treatment of dependence on opioid drugs, although prolonged use of methadone itself may result in dependence. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1082-3)
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Kappa opioid receptors bind dynorphins with a higher affinity than endorphins which are themselves preferred to enkephalins.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Mu opioid receptors bind, in decreasing order of affinity, endorphins, dynorphins, met-enkephalin, and leu-enkephalin. They have also been shown to be molecular receptors for morphine.
A personality trait rendering the individual acceptable in social or interpersonal relations. It is related to social acceptance, social approval, popularity, social status, leadership qualities, or any quality making him a socially desirable companion.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Delta opioid receptors bind endorphins and enkephalins with approximately equal affinity and have less affinity for dynorphins.