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Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment: Site Visit Findings and Conclusions

Profiles 5 programs that offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), including several with rural components. Covers psychosocial support offered, staffing and staff training, collaboration and coordination, financing, data collection and quality improvement, lessons learned, and next steps for each program. Discusses the aspects of psychosocial support that are most important for positive outcomes, types of psychosocial support being used, and factors helping or impeding psychosocial support implementation, including stigma and workforce challenges. Appendix B reviews the literature on psychosocial support in MAT.
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Behavioral health workforce · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Stigma · Connecticut · New Mexico · Pennsylvania · West Virginia