Document Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date



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.


National Study of Substance Abuse Prevalence & Treatment Services in Rural Areas

Funding Organization

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services

Grant Number




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