Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Distribution of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Across the Rural-Urban Continuum [Research & Policy Brief]

Abstract: 

Key Findings:<p></P><li>Access to substance abuse treatment is limited in rural areas by fewer treatment beds.
<li>Less populated rural areas contain a small proportion of facilities offering a range of core services and varying levels of outpatient and intensive services.
<li>Opiod treatment programs are nearly absent in rural areas.</li>

Publication Type: 
Research and Policy Brief
Publish Date: 
February 1, 2008
URL: 
http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/Publications/rural/pb35aSubstAbuseTreatmentFacilities.pdf