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The opioid epidemic remains a complex and significant public health crisis in the United States, impacting millions with opioid use disorder (OUD). Despite efforts to raise awareness and address individual risks, high rates of opioid overdose persist, underscoring the need for more extensive and integrated prevention and management approaches. Primary care providers play a pivotal role in lowering opioid-related mortality and improving patient outcomes through office-based treatments; however they face numerous challenges in prescribing opioids. To explore these barriers, a survey was distributed to providers, aiming to assess their views, comfort levels in prescribing opioids for chronic pain, and perceived ease of implementing CDC guidelines into their practice. As part of this project, a poster summarizing guidelines was created which could be conveniently referenced and would align with the clinic providers' preferences for prescribing opioids in the setting of maintenance therapy.

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Opioid Use Disorder, Maintenance Therapy, Chronic Pain, CDC Guidelines, Primary Care, Connecticut

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Provider Perspectives on Implementation of CDC Guidelines for Opioid Maintenance Therapy