Primary care practice is a critical setting for substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, recognition, and treatment, yet significant numbers of patients with SUDs go unrecognized. One survey of patients in 10 substance use treatment facilities in four states found that 43 percent said their primary care physician did not diagnose their SUD. Opioid use and opioid use disorder are of particular relevance to primary care, as primary care providers, who are on the front lines of pain management, write half of all opioid prescriptions each year, and over 20% of the individuals for whom they write prescriptions have evidence of opioid use disorder. Our research tackles these important problems by addressing optimal management of chronic pain, opioid prescribing, and opioid use disorder in primary care practice.
- Expansion and Dissemination of the Six Building Blocks: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care
- Rural expansion of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
- Pacific Northwest Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
- Comparative Effectiveness of Delivering Care for Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder
- Medications First Delivery for High Acuity Opioid Use Disorder Patients
Ian M. Bennett
Kari A. Stephens