There are many barriers to care when it comes to the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), and patients often require significant resources to achieve success. Patients requiring treatment for OUD at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine are often enrolled in an intensive outpatient clinic (IOP), which requires access to certain technology, transportation to appointments, and time-intensive counseling, among other things. The demands of IOP are important for successful and holistic treatment, but it presents unique challenges to socioeconomically disadvantaged patients who have limited resources.
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Substance Use Disorder, Lewiston Maine, Barriers to Care
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HoddWells, Max C., "Overcoming Barriers to Care in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 781.