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Detox, rural, service utilization, access, MRHRC. substance use disorders


Based on Working Paper #41: Availability, Characteristics, and Role of Detoxification Services in Rural Areas. Findings: Few rural detox providers exist; 82% of rural residents live in a county without a detox provider. More than half of all rural detox providers serve a 100 mile radius. Travel distances are a barrier to outpatient detox models. Referral options to substance abuse treatment are limited, especially in isolated rural areas.

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Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS

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