Substance use disorders. Mental illness. Post-traumatic stress disorder. The opioid crisis. Suicide. Behavioral health issues no longer reside in the margins of public health in America or, indeed, the world. They are front and center in the public eye—and on policymakers’ agendas. Abt uses scientific evidence, advanced technology, and data analytics to inform our work on prevention and treatment in settings ranging from schools to prisons. The goal of our studies and practice guidelines: heal the whole person.
Nearly 200 Americans die from opioids every day. This number, based on federal data, illustrates one devastating aspect of the growing public health emergency affecting families, communities and states. From pioneering research strategies to estimate the worldwide supply of illegal drugs, to supporting health systems and coalitions implement successful intervention strategies, find out how Abt is helping federal, state and local agencies prevent opioid misuse. Read more