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Providers and SUD

Health care providers play a critical role in the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD). They integrate early SUD prevention services, provide safe and effective pain management, and implement medication-assisted treatment (MAT) based opioid treatment programs as part of integrated behavioral health care services.

Health care providers can provide integrated SUD treatment services by:

  • Supporting expansion of integrated behavioral health services
  • Building a strong health care workforce
  • Promoting telehealth services
  • Providing technical assistance and training
  • Screening at-risk patients for SUD
  • Integrating holistic health treatment plans
  • Limiting the number of opioids prescribed

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