August 8, 2023
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • An analysis of new federal data revealed that only one in five adults who had opioid use disorder (OUD) in 2021 received medication to treat it. People who received treatment through telehealth were about 38 times more likely to receive medication for OUD (MOUD) than those who were not treated virtually for any reason. And, there were disparities in who received MOUD. White adults were 14 times more likely than Black adults to receive medication, and there was a similar gap between working and unemployed adults. Men were six times more likely than women to get medications, and those in urban areas were three times more likely than those in non-urban areas. (Articles here, here, and here; Study here)