UB researchers are studying the effectiveness of the Opioid Intervention Court. The program has clearly had an impact, but policymakers and providers want evidence to show that the unique legal, social and psychological assistance the court provides contributes to positive results. “We will deepen our understanding about OIC and traditional drug-court participants over a 12-month period,” according to Linda S. Kahn, PhD
, a principal investigator on the study and professor of family medicine
and associate vice chair for research for the Primary Care Research Institute
in the Department of Family Medicine.