Outpatient Treatment is Effective and Accessible

America's opioid crisis

Outpatient Treatment is Effective and Accessible

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America's Opioid Crisis: Outpatient Treatment is Effective and Accessible

More than 2 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder, but only about 25% of people receive any sort of care. For many, inpatient treatment often means leaving a job and loved ones behind to seek recovery. Substance use disorder, however, is a chronic disease that needs long-term management and may be better suited to outpatient treatment options that help address the whole person, not just the disease.

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More Outpatient Treatment Needed for Opioid Use Disorder

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More Outpatient Treatment Needed for Opioid Use Disorder

The treatment gap continues to be an obstacle in addressing opioid use disorder (OUD) in the U.S. In 2018, an estimated 2 million Americans had OUD but only about 26% received any addiction treatment.