Location of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: In Brief [June 24, 2019] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Introduction: "The substantial burden of opioid abuse related to the current opioid epidemic in the United States has resulted in a disparity between the need for substance abuse treatment and the current capacity of the health care delivery system to meet that need. In 2017, over 47,600 people died of opioid-related drug overdoses in the United States. In that same year, an estimated 11.4 million people aged 12 and older misused opioids, including 11.1 million misusers of prescription pain relievers and 886,000 heroin users. The majority of individuals in need of treatment do not receive it. In 2016, one-fifth (21.1%) of those with any opioid use disorder (OUD) received specialty substance abuse treatment, including 37.5% of those with heroin use disorder and 17.5% of those with prescription pain reliever use disorders."
CRS Report for Congress, R45782
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/