August 11, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • New research published in the International Journal of Drug Policy found that most patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) can’t access potentially life-saving medications. According to the study, the rate of medications for OUD (MOUD) increased by 105.6 percent over the last decade. However, the pace of growth in treatment utilization has not kept up with relentlessly high rates of OUD. The authors urge policymakers to adopt policies that help narrow this gap, both by increasing access to MOUD providers and treatment facilities and “promoting programs that can facilitate linkage to and provision of MOUD via more flexible modalities that are tailored to the needs and desires of individuals with OUD.” (Study here)