Date: September 28, 2022
Category: Access to Treatment
Grantees: Allegheny Health Network, Thomas Jefferson University, Housing Works, The Howard University, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Amistades, Inc., Intercambios Puerto Rico Inc., Justice Access Support and Solutions for Health

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Issue Brief: Lowering Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Medications for opioid use disorder are the gold standard of treatment for opioid use disorder. Yet stigma, lack of trained and willing providers, high out-of-pocket costs, and burdensome requirements keep many people from starting or staying in treatment. Read a new issue brief describing how 3 FORE grantees are lowering barriers to treatment by bringing services to patients, removing requirements, using empathy to build rapport, and/or addressing the social circumstances that hinder people from staying in treatment.

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