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There are several buprenorphine providers at EMMc's Center for Family Medicine serving the greater Bangor, ME region - an area of substantial opiate use. Among the patient population of outpatient buprenorphine users, both locally and nationally, there are high rates of relapse (~32%). In order to decrease relapse rates, it's first imperative to conduct a baseline review of the current buprenorphine population to identify specific types of patients who are at higher risk of relapse. By understanding the barriers to recovery, the office hopes to apply an intervention to the current program, targeting this local demographic more effectively.
Buprenorphine, Maine, Addiction, Relapse
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Clinical Epidemiology | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Counseling Psychology | Medical Education | Primary Care
McLaren, John R. and Keller, Erin, "Barriers To Recovery For Bangor's Buprenorphine Patients" (2015). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 87.