December 5, 2019

"Persisting gaps in M-OUD coverage at post-discharge recovery houses necessitate our continued advocacy"


Effective treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) must target both the medical and psychosocial aspects of a patient's condition. This, in turn, requires a collaboration between medical providers and social supports. We would like to illustrate a key difficulty in this collaboration for some patients in our country: many post-discharge recovery houses continue to refuse to allow patients to remain on medication treatment for OUD (M-OUD). This barrier to M-OUD access in recovery houses is a significant obstacle to effective OUD treatment. 

Keywords: Medication assisted treatmentrecovery homesrecovery housespost-dischargebuprenorphineTennesseetransitional care facilitieshomelessness