Rural Opioid Prevention and Treatment Strategies: The Experience in Four States

This is a working paper from the Maine Rural Health Research Center (authors Gale, Hansen, and Williamson) and is a qualitative study based on interviews with key stakeholders in Indiana, North Carolina, Vermont, and Washington State that explores promising state and community strategies to tackle the opioid crisis in rural communities and identifies rural challenges to the provision of opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Specific promising program models are highlighted in this document. 

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Full continuum of care
Harm Reduction
Response Approach
Cautious Opioid Prescribing
Comprehensive services
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Syringe service program / Needle exchange
Peer-reviewed Article

Gale, J., Hansen, A., & Williamson, M.E. (2017). Rural Opioid Prevention and Treatment  Strategies: The Experience in Four States [Working Paper]. Mental Health / Substance Use Disorders