Doctor and patient

Treating Opioid Use Disorder: From the SAMHSA Blog

Publication Date: Apr 30, 2019

Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, urges physicians and healthcare colleagues to take collective action to help people living with opioid use disorder. 

"We have over 62,000 healthcare professionals that today can prescribe medications to individuals with opioid use disorder. There are also approximately 1,500 opioid treatment programs available to individuals with these disorders. We have a system in place to treat the 2.1 million people with this illness. We just need to mobilize to do so."

Read the complete post from the SAMHSA Blog: Treating Opioid Use Disorder