Ohio State University: Ohio Has Room To Expand Medication-Assisted Opioid Treatment


Medication-assisted treatment is among the most effective approaches to treat opioid dependency, but not as many Ohio clinicians who could be administering drugs like buprenorphine or naltrexone are doing so, found a recent study in the Ohio Journal of Public Health.

Medications have long been used to help patients struggling with addiction through withdrawal or to prevent overdose. And in 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act gave nurse practitioners and physician assistants greater authority to administer these treatments.