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Citation:  Sigmon, S. C. (2014). Access to treatment for opioid dependence in rural America: Challenges and future directions.. JAMA Psychiatry, 71 (4), 359-360.
Title:  Access to treatment for opioid dependence in rural America: Challenges and future directions.
Authors:  Sigmon, S. C.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  JAMA Psychiatry
Publisher:  American Medical Association
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.4450
Full text:  http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/1819581   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Opioid abuse has become an epidemic in the United States, one that includes emergency room visits, premature death, HIV, hepatitis, crime, loss of workdays, and economic costs.
Purpose:  The author presents the challenges of accessing treatment for opioid abuse and dependence in rural America, as well as future directions for growth.

Disabilities served:  Alcohol and drug abuse
Populations served:  Rural and remote communities