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Each day more than 140 Americans die from drug overdoses, 91 specifically due to opioids. In Vermont, more than 50 people die each year from opioid poisoning. With insurance coverage being a critical component of Opioid Dependence Recovery, many people seeking treatment are unaware of the financial barriers to recovery- namely the out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment. This study sought to provide insight on the financial impact of Opioid Dependence Treatment on the patient, and provide financial assistance information to the Rutland County community.

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Castleton Family Health Center


Vermont, Finance, Opioid, Opioid Dependence, Substance Abuse, Addiction Treatment, Opioid Crisis, Vermont, Hub and Spoke, Suboxone, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Opioids, Out-of-pocket, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Turning Point Center, Castleton Family Health, Drug Abuse, Drug Recovery, Drug Treatment

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Out-of-Pocket Cost for Individuals Being Treated for Opioid Dependence in Rutland County, Vermont