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Date

2015

Abstract

In 2012, Maine topped the nation’s list for prescription opioid abuse. For every 100 residents in the state, 22 prescriptions for opioid pain relievers were prescribed by the healthcare providers. There’s approximately 3,876 primary treatment admissions for prescription opioid abuse between 2009-2013. Since 2010, the number of people seeking treatment has increased 15%, but in order for patients to benefit the most from the suboxone/methadone treatment, it's imperative to provide them with the social support they need, so they could stay in the treatment program long enough to have a significant health benefit.

Keywords

methadone/suboxone, mentorship group, Maine

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Medical Education | Primary Care