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 and Lynnette Coto, Louisiana State University and Jolene Vincent, William & Mary

“‘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, Walter S. DeKeseredy 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, Ashly E. Jordan, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, CUNY, David Perlman, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Suzan Walters, New York University