Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Rural Treatment centers, MRHRC, substance use disorders
Key Findings: Access to substance abuse treatment is limited in rural areas by fewer treatment beds. Less populated rural areas contain a small proportion of facilities offering a range of core services and varying levels of outpatient and intensive services. Opiod treatment programs are nearly absent in rural areas.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services
Lenardson, J., & Gale, J. A. (2008). Distribution of substance abuse treatment facilities across the rural-urban continuum. (Research & Policy Brief No. 35B). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.