Tag: Opioid Crisis



Treating Pain Without Opioids

When you take an opioid pill for that painful back, your entire central nervous system mellows. Many people become addicted to that feeling or suffer other side effects. To help blunt the opioid crisis and help millions of pain sufferers, Nebraska biologist Paul Blum and his team created a drug that targets pain at its […]

Curbing Rural Drug Abuse

As the opioid crisis continues to plow through the Midwest, devastating rural communities, Nebraska sociologist Kirk Dombrowski has emerged as a leading researcher in rural drug use. Because previous drug epidemics – ‘70s speedballs, ‘80s cocaine and ‘90s crack – were urban phenomena, research and treatment have concentrated on urban drug addicts. Dombrowski’s focus on […]