Given the severity of the opioid crisis, it is important to evaluate tools and approaches that could reduce its impact, even those that may be controversial. Researchers examine two options for addressing opioid-related harms that are implemented in other countries but not in the U.S.: heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) and supervised consumption sites (SCS). Read more »
Treatment for opioid addiction and other substance use disorders often exists apart from primary care. It's also difficult to access and under-resourced. In response to these challenges, RAND's Katherine Watkins developed an innovative approach to addiction treatment through primary care settings.