The role of social work in the opioid epidemic: Office-Based Opioid Treatment Programs

Product type: manuscript in Health & Social Work, September 2019.

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

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.

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