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Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

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SIROW In The News!

The work of SIROW researchers and their partners related to addressing the increasing opioid epidemic has been showcased recently in multiple news articles.  

 

Read this article (hyperlink “article” to https://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/as-drug-overdoses-surge-across-arizona-tragedy-piles-upon-tragedy/article_a758336f-e9e2-5436-a976-da17a6a0baec.html) about the current state of the epidemic, how it is impacting our Arizona community, and the impact of the pandemic on the opioid epidemic as well as on the provision of treatment and services to address the needs of community members who have opioid use problems.  

Read this article (hyperlink “article” to https://tucson.com/news/local/tucson-solutions-officers-try-to-break-stigma-offer-help-to-drug-users/article_40206ca0-98df-11eb-bf32-67677a35b613.html) about Jo Korchmaros’ and partners’ work focused on assisting individuals with substance use problems to access treatment while decreasing barriers to treatment related to being arrested.

This third article (hyperlink “article” to https://www.kold.com/2021/04/29/national-policy-makes-it-easier-prescribe-opioid-treatment/) discusses Beth Meyerson’s and partners’ work examining how pandemic-driven temporary and new regulations related to access to medications to treat opioid abuse impact the opioid crisis.

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