Availability of Clinical, Counseling, and Ancillary Services in Facilities that Provide Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Availability of Clinical, Counseling, and Ancillary Services in Facilities that Provide Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Research Data Brief
Published: Jun 30, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica and Eagle Technologies
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Associated Project

National Surveys of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities

Time frame: 2016-2021

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Authors

Ruchir Karmali

Jacqueline Agufa

In light of the alarming increase in opioid overdose deaths in 2020, it is vitally important to understand the clinical and psychosocial services available to treat people with opioid use disorder (OUD). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from September 2019 to September 2020, projected opioid overdose deaths increased by 28.8 percent. In 2019, the latest year for which complete data are available, 1.6 million people ages 12 and older met the criteria for opioid use disorder (OUD) under the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, and about 49,000 people died from an opioid overdose. Yet only 18.1 percent of people with OUD received medications that help reduce or stop opioid use.

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