opioid epidemic

Mark Nordenberg speaking at microphone

Pitt Task Force Outlines Framework for Confronting Nationwide Opioid Crisis

Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students.
Mike Schneider examines a model human spine

New Back Pain Study, Drug Take Back Efforts Could Lead to Decreased Opioid Use

More than 40 percent of low back pain patients are prescribed opioids at some point. Pitt Associate Professor Mike Schneider and colleagues want to bring that number down.
Hands together in a circle

Center’s Pitt Connections Run Deep

POWER House, a women’s recovery center with many ties to the University and alumni, honors Pitt’s David Hickton for his significant impact in the field of addiction.