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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 30, 2022 - Reports on the increase in prescribed buprenorphine for the treatment of addiction to heroin or opioid painkillers, noting the accessibility of treatment for rural patients who would otherwise have to travel daily to cities to receive methadone treatment. Notes the increase in overdoses due to the prevalence of fentanyl misuse.
Source: NBC News and Kaiser Health News
Nov 8, 2022 - Highlights the recently launched Recovery Ecosystem Index Mapping Tool and the development of the resource. Discusses the tool's ability to provide county-level information on available opioid and substance use disorder (SUD) recovery services, demographic information, and county overdose mortality rates in order to support community stakeholders to build recovery infrastructure.
Source: The Daily Yonder

Last Updated: 11/30/2022