Rural Health Resources by Topic: Prescription drug misuse
Treating the Rural Opioid Epidemic
Policy brief reviewing the barriers to implementing effective, high-quality treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues in rural areas. Includes policy recommendations for addressing these issues, focusing on access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) and funding for rural mental health infrastructure.
Author(s): Christine Hancock, Heidi Mennenga, Nikki King, et al. Date: 02/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
A Community Partnership to Respond to the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Discusses the community response to heroin and opioid abuse
in rural Carlton County, Minnesota. Details the county's
collaboration with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior
Chippewa and St. Louis County to form the Carlton County
Drug Abuse Task Force.
Author(s): Laura C. Palombi, Joe Vargo, Laura Bennett, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 33(1), 110-113 Date: 01/2017 Type: Document view details
Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Presents a report on various methods hospitals and health systems can use to address the opioid epidemic. Discusses non-opioid pain management, prescribing practices, and treatment for substance use disorders, among other topics. Highlights several rural programs in the Case Examples sections.
Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Availability of Buprenorphine Treatment in Kentucky
Describes availability of opioid addiction treatment in Kentucky, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and other non-metropolitan areas, and distribution of various medical specialists authorized to prescribe buprenorphine in these areas.
Author(s): Elijah T. Myers, Tyrone F. Borders Date: 11/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Health Policy view details