Opioid STR/SOR has implemented a rigorous evaluation plan to assess the outcomes of the Medication First Approach in Missouri. Several of our recent works are below, and more findings - including findings focusing on Recovery Support services - will be posted soon as they develop.
The Missouri Opioid STR/SOR has written several published publications on the Medication First Approach. Click on the paper references below to read the abstracts for each publication.
The case for a medication first approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder. (2019). Winograd, Presnall, Stringfellow, Wood, Horn, Duello, Green, & Rudder. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
Implementation and evaluation of Missouri's Medication First treatment approach for opioid use disorder in publicly-funded substance use treatment programs. (2019). Winograd, Wood, Stringfellow, Presnall, Duello, Horn, & Rudder. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
State targeted response to the opioid crisis grants (Opioid STR) program: Preliminary findings from two case studies and the national cross-site evaluation. (2019). High, Marks, Robbins, Winograd, Manocchio, Clarke, Wood, & Stringer. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.