The Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE) has met monthly since
June 2019. SCOPE developed a model for examining associated links to opioid use disorder
(OUD), substance use disorder (SUD), and reasons for abstinence from drug use. Committee
members reviewed the current literature and created summary tables and journal clubs in the
following areas associated with SUD/OUD: adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), mental health
(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD), and anxiety), genetics, socioeconomic factors and reasons for abstinence. Following this
review of the literature, SCOPE generated three target areas for consideration.