Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives
Reports on the findings from an expert committee regarding the evidence behind using medications to treat opioid use disorder, as well as issues with accessing medication-based treatment. Chapter 3 includes a section focusing on rural populations and chapter 5 addresses rural/urban differences in the number of healthcare providers waivered to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid-use disorder.
Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Access · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse · Rural-urban differences