City News Service
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - UCLA's Integrated Substance Abuse Programs on Saturday, Sept. 28 was selected to lead a study on treatments for opioid addiction, with a focus on rural parts of the United States.
The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $25 million to be used at health clinics in rural areas, and another $3.3 million was awarded to a UCLA researcher who will study the effectiveness of using text messages to help people with opioid addiction adhere to treatment regimens.
"We'll build up the infrastructure to get the clinics ready to test the use of medication and behavioral therapies so that we can conduct the study in as close to real-world settings as possible,'' said Yih-Ing Hser, who will lead the research. "A second phase of