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Veterans Health Care: Services for Substance Use Disorders, and Efforts to Address Access Issues in Rural Areas

Publication Date: Dec 11, 2019

Identifies and compares the differences in the number of veterans, and the expenditures for veterans receiving substance use disorder (SUD) services, and specialty SUD services in rural and urban areas. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) policies were reviewed, interviews were conducted with agency officials, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) data from 2014 to 2018 was analyzed to develop the report.

Additional links: Full Report

Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office

Date: 12/2019