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America's opioid crisis

Outpatient Treatment is Effective and Accessible
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America's Opioid Crisis: Outpatient Treatment is Effective and Accessible

More than 2 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder, but only about 25% of people receive any sort of care. For many, inpatient treatment often means leaving a job and loved ones behind to seek recovery. Substance use disorder, however, is a chronic disease that needs long-term management and may be better suited to outpatient treatment options that help address the whole person, not just the disease.

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More Outpatient Treatment Needed for Opioid Use Disorder

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More Outpatient Treatment Needed for Opioid Use Disorder

The treatment gap continues to be an obstacle in addressing opioid use disorder (OUD) in the U.S. In 2018, an estimated 2 million Americans had OUD but only about 26% received any addiction treatment.

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest.

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.