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Participate in a study to advance research on intentional overdose

Updated: Sep 12, 2023



Addiction Policy Forum (APF) has partnered with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) on a new project to advance patient-centered research on intentional overdoses. Intentional overdoses occur in patients with and without a substance use disorder and are often misunderstood and understudied. Medical toxicologists are physicians who treat overdoses in emergency departments and critical care settings but have previously rarely engaged patients and community members as partners to advance medical toxicology research.


As part of this project, we are looking for individuals with overdose lived experience to join an expert panel to help to inform overdose research. Eligible participants include individuals who have experienced an intentional overdose or have a family member who has experienced an intentional overdose.


Activities include 1-2 virtual meetings per month through February 28, 2024. Participants will receive $100 per hour for up to 15 hours plus a $150 bonus for completing all meetings (up to $1,650).


Who can participate?

  • Individuals who have experienced an intentional overdose prior to February 1, 2023

  • Individuals who have a family member that has experienced an intentional overdose prior to February 1, 2023


What is the time commitment?

  • The time commitment includes 1-2 virtual 1-hour meetings per month, starting July 1, 2023- February 28, 2024.


Is there compensation?

  • Yes! Participants will receive $100 per hour for up to 15 hours plus a $150 bonus for completing all meetings (up to $1,650).


If you are interested in participating, please contact Braeden Kelly at bkelly@addictionpolicy.org for more information.


This project is supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and led by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention groups, the Addiction Policy Forum, medical toxicologists and behavioral health partners.


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