Barrier to Rural Opioid Treatment: Driving Distance to Methadone Clinics

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People who live in rural counties in five states heavily affected by the opioid epidemic must drive longer distances to obtain methadone, a treatment for opioid addiction, compared to individuals from urban counties, say researchers. Their study suggests these long drive times in rural counties could be reduced by making methadone more accessible in primary care clinics.Read more

A message from the Rural Assembly

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