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2022 Apr 02

BMC Psychiatry



Characterizing the social support and functioning of a low-threshold medication for opioid use disorder treatment cohort at intake.


Oles W, Alexander M, Kumar N, Howell B, O'Connor PG, Madden LM, Barry DT
BMC Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 02; 22(1):236.
PMID: 35366844.


Despite the growing morbidity and mortality rates associated with opioid use disorder, a large gap still exists between treatment need and capacity. Low-threshold clinics utilizing medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment can increase treatment access but are understudied, and little is known about how patient demographic characteristics are associated with their social support and functioning in these settings.