Primary care practice is a critical setting for substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, diagnosis, 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 some of the individuals for whom they write prescriptions develop 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.
- Meds First Low Barrier Care for Opioid Use Disorder
- Pacific Northwest Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinic Trials Network
- Pharmacist-Integrated Model of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
- Rural expansion of the Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
- The Six Building Blocks Program archive
- The UW Medical Student Addiction Research (MedStAR) Program to Address Substance Use and Disorders in Urban and Rural Communities in Five Western States
- Treatment, Provider, and Cost Differences for Rural and Urban Patients with Opioid Use Disorder across the U.S.
- Understanding opioid prescription and use following traumatic brain injury
- UW Psychiatric Addition Case Conference (PACC) – ECHO Program