Opioid Abuse Treatment: Navigating Trends to Deliver Optimal Outcomes with Cost-Effective Care
by Micah Hoffman, MD, DABPN, FAPA
AllMed Behavioral Health Medical Director
While much of the focus of the past two years has been on the Covid-19 pandemic, another health crisis has been growing in the United States. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses during the 12-month period ended April 2021, a record high fueled primarily by opioids.1 Skyrocketing demand for treatment of opioid use disorder is exacerbating the ongoing strain on limited behavioral and mental health resources.
Meanwhile, the exodus of mental and behavioral health practitioners across the country continues, leaving fewer resources available for those in need. Healthcare organizations are looking urgently for ways to…
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