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Since the initiation of the "Hub and Spoke Model" in 2014, VT has been able to eliminate the waitlist for receiving Medication-Assisted Recovery (MAR) and has increased the number of MAR providers. However, many people still report using non-prescribed “street” MAR prior to entering treatment to avoid withdrawal from opiates. Our study aims to assess current trends and barriers to access in buprenorphine use.


Mariah McNamara MD MPH

University of Vermont

Kayla Donohue MPH

Chittenden County Opioid Alliance


Access to Health Services, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Public Health Infrastructure, Substance Abuse

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Trends in Buprenorphine Use and Barriers to Medication-Assisted Recovery