Improving Access to Evidence-Based Medical Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Strategies to Address Key Barriers within the Treatment System

This discussion paper from researchers affiliated with the National Academy of Medicine identifies strategies to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in health care settings. Effective OUD treatment includes access to medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, or extended-release naltrexone as well as opportunities to receive additional services such as behavioral counseling, case management, and peer support. Continue reading

Farm Town Strong

Farm Town Strong provides resources to assist farm and ranch communities address the opioid crisis from the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union. The website includes results of a survey describing farm and ranch community perceptions of the opioid crisis as well as links to informational and support hotlines, a substance use disorder treatment locator, information about prevention and safe mediation disposal. Continue reading