SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, August 11

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 147: Drug Use, Health, and Self-Medication
Room: Lexington Suite

Sponsors: Drinking and Drugs
Society and Mental Health

Organizer &

Presider: Ellen Benoit, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.


“Pain Underground: Kratom, the Plea to Nature and Fear of Big Pharma,” Andrew Robert Burns, Louisiana State University

“‘I Don’t Look the Way Those People Look’: Women, Symbolic Boundaries and Diverted Prescription Opioids,” Yesenia Aponte-Melendez, The New School

“Women Coping with Stigma: Intimate Partner Violence and the ‘Misuse’ of Prescription Medications,” Jeralynn S. Cossman and Misty L. Harris, West Virginia University

“A Qualitative Analysis of Self-reported Experiences of Stimulant Effects from Opioid Use,” Jeffrey Turner and Aukje Lamonica, Southern Connecticut State University

“Perceptions of Hepatitis C Virus among People Who Inject Drugs,” Brandon Michael Muncan, Stony Brook University and Suzan Walters, New York University