Hooked: America's Opioid Crisis
Thomas Kosten, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, pharmacology, immunology and rheumatology and director of the Division of Alcohol and Addiction Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. His professional interests include developing medications and vaccines for addictions and pharmacology. For more information on Baylor College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences: https://www.bcm.edu/departments/psychiatry-and-behavioral-sciences/programs-divisions/alcoholism-and-addictive-disorders See below for some of the research studies mentioned in the episode: Current status and future prospects for the development of substance abuse vaccines. Effective management of opioid withdrawal symptoms: A gateway to opioid dependence treatment. Psychopharmacology: neuroimmune signaling in psychiatric disease-developing vaccines against abused drugs using toll-like receptor agonists.