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About Treatment Projects

  The Global Mental Health and Addiction Program (GMAP) is a laboratory within the Psychology Department at the University of Maryland led by Dr. Jessica Magidson. It was founded in 2018 to conduct research to increase access to evidence-based addict..
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HEAL: Peer-Delivered Behavioral Intervention to Improve Adherence to MAT Among Low-Income Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder

Background: The opioid use disorder (OUD) crisis is an epidemic of poor access to care, including lack of access to evidence-based behavioral interventions alongside medication for OUD. Peer recovery specialists (PRSs) are trained individuals with t..
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Khanya: Stepped Care, Peer-Delivered Intervention to Improve ART Adherence and SUD in Primary Care 

  Background: Globally, a substance use treatment gap exists, with only 1-4% of individuals who need treatment in the most resource-limited contexts receiving minimally adequate treatment. Given the impact of untreated substance use on poor HIV outco..
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PRISM: Peer Recovery to Improve Polysubstance Use and Mobile Telemedicine Retention 

  Background: There is a significant burden of opioid and polysubstance use, disproportionately affecting underserved, in rural areas of the US. Yet many rural communities are poorly equipped to meet the pressing need for addiction treatment, includi..
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