This paper gives an overview of the academic literature on non-traditional routes for initiating a patient with opioid use disorder on buprenorphine. Some of the settings discussed are emergency departments, the criminal justice system, and community outreach. These routes may serve as vital touchpoints to increase capacity of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD).
Champagne-Langabeer, T., Swank, M.W., Langabeer, J.R. (2020). Routes of Non-Traditional Entry into Buprenorphine Treatment Programs. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 15(6), 1-10.