The role of social work in the opioid epidemic: office-based opioid treatment programs

Brianna M. Lombardi, Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Ting Guan, Amy Prentice

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Abstract

The opioid epidemic is a national emergency in the United States. To meet the needs of individuals diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) office-based opioid treatment programs (OBOT) are quickly expanding. However, social workers roles in OBOT programs are not clearly described. This paper will emphasize three roles social workers may fulfill in OBOT programs to combat the opioid crisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Integrated Care
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Office Based Opioid Treatment
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Social Worker Roles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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