Enhancing access to alcohol use disorder pharmacotherapy and treatment in primary care settings: ADaPT-PC.

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Implementation science : IS, ISSN: 1748-5908, Vol: 11, Issue: 1, Page: 64

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Hagedorn, Hildi J; Brown, Randall; Dawes, Michael; Dieperink, Eric; Myrick, Donald Hugh; Oliva, Elizabeth M; Wagner, Todd H; Wisdom, Jennifer P.; Harris, Alex H S
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Medicine; Health Policy; Health Services Administration; Substance Abuse and Addiction; Pharmacology
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Only 7.8 % of individuals meeting diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder (AUD) receive treatment in a given year. Most individuals with AUDs are identified in primary care (PC) settings and referred to substance use disorders (SUD) clinics; however, only a minority of those referred attend treatment services. Safe and effective pharmacological treatments for AUD exist, but they are rarely prescribed by PC providers. The objective of this study is to refine, implement, and evaluate an intervention to integrate pharmacological AUD treatment options into PC settings. This paper provides a detailed description of the intervention design and the evaluation components.