Study: Centers turn away patients on opioid medication


August 4, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A recent University of Kansas study found that many treatment centers for addiction in the Kansas City area will not accept or have restrictions on accepting patients who have been prescribed medications to fight their addiction.

Nancy Kepple, an assistant professor for KU's School of Social Welfare, is the lead author of the study. The study surveyed 360 Kansas City-area treatment facilities to determine their acceptance rates of people with opioid use disorder who have been prescribed medications to treat the disorder, she told the Lawrence Journal-World .

The stud...

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