How the Opioid Crisis Impacts Individuals and Rural Communities

Michigan State University. 12/05/2017 This 58-minute webinar discusses the dimensions of health and opioids, community impact of opioids, what an opioid is, why this is a crisis, how to identify addiction, and how to reduce stigma. It focuses on how the opioid crisis impacts individuals and rural communities. (Video or Multimedia)
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Buprenorphine is an effective medication for the treatment of opioid addiction, but current barriers to buprenorphine access limit treatment availability for many patients. We identify and characterize regions within the United States (US) with poor buprenorphine access relative to the observed burden of overdose deaths.
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