Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., professor and Director of the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities (ARSH); Mance E. Buttram, Ph.D., assistant professor and Associate Director of ARSH; and Hilary L. Surratt, Ph.D., affiliate faculty in ARSH, in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) published an article in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. The article is titled, “Benzodiazepine dependence among young adult participants in the club scene who use drugs.” ARSH is housed in the Department of Justice and Human Services.
The principal mission of ARSH is the production, dissemination, and utilization of scientific knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, health risk behaviors, and health disparities among vulnerable populations. Areas of special interest include:
- The etiology, patterns and consequences, and prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse;
- The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and the prevention of such infections among highly vulnerable populations;
- The prevalence and patterns of health disparities among affected subpopulations, and the development and testing of new approaches to intervention.