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The Use of Peer Recovery Coaches to Combat Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Indiana
Brief: From the Center for Community Health Engagement and Equity Research,
PRCs are an essential tool needed to combat the opioid epidemic in Indiana. Evidence regarding the use of PRCs as an effective OUD treatment tool is continually developing and strengthening. It is expected that expanded use of PRCs will result in higher treatment access and engagement and, thus, lower rates of opioid-related mortality. However, several barriers need to be addressed before successful integration of PRCs into a work setting can be achieved.
- Integration of Peer Services