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Number of People Entering Local Addiction Recovery Program Doubles Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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An addiction recovery pilot program sees an increase of patients during Covid-19 outbreak. The Mountain Medical Road to Recovery clinic is funded through Senate Bill 19-001, which is a pilot program to deliver medication-assisted treatment to victims of the opioid epidemic. In the program, CU Nursing faculty train local nurse practitioners and physician assistants to deliver treatment at three clinical sites in Pueblo and Routt counties. The treatment is an effective approach to treating opioid addiction, combining medication with long-term behavioral therapy.

Read more about the uptick in cases seeking assistance at Mountain Medical Road to Recovery.


Topics: Community, COVID-19