Opioid Addiction Treatment in Iowa City to Expand with New Legislations

people needing treatment are in the rural areas of Iowa.

“You got large sets of counties in Iowa that are 30 or 40 miles square in diameters and there aren’t many people,” he said. “Having more locally-dispersed places where people can get treatment is an absolute necessity.”

He said that there has been increase in treatment admissions for opioid disorders but the majority of the increase was caused by repeated re-entries.

“People are going into treatment for opioid issues but not staying for one reason or another.”

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Arndt added that over the last seven years or eight years many drug treatment programs in the U.S. have instituted the SBIRT — screening, brief interrogation and referral to treatment — approach.

“[SBIRT] forces a marriage between the traditional substance use disorder treatment centers and medical facilities,” he said.

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Opioid Addiction Treatment in Iowa City to Expand with New Legislations
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Opioid Addiction Treatment in Iowa City to Expand with New Legislations
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Opioid addiction treatment programs have become a hot topic in Iowa City as leaders and medical officials discussed how to expand drug treatment across the state.
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Addiction Now