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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Exploring Barriers and Facilitators of Employment in Veterans with Opioid Use Disorders
Principal Investigator:

Mercy N mumba

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $25,427
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Significance: Living with an opioid use disorder (OUD) can make obtaining and sustaining employment a significant challenge. Adults who have a current OUD are significantly more likely to be unemployed and make less income compared to those with past OUD or those without lifetime OUD. For most individuals in treatment for an OUD, being employed is an important part of their recovery journey. Employment has several benefits, including reductions in preoccupation with symptoms, social isolation, r...

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