In the Battle Against Opioid Addiction, Most Patients Lack Access to Key Treatment

Today, much of the conversation around opioid use focuses on ways to more tightly control access, including limits on usage and the mandatory use of databases that can alert physicians to patients’ opioid histories. But for those suffering from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), combatting addiction is a difficult feat, particularly due to treatment barriers, lack of qualified providers, and waitlists for evidence-based treatments.

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