Research shows that addiction is a chronic disease similar to diabetes and hypertension, with long-term treatment success equal to or better than those diseases.
"No state legislature would put a time limit on medications for any other chronic disease, such as diabetes or hypertension," said ASAM President Stuart Gitlow, MD. "Yet there is a patchwork of such policies across the country on addiction medications."
Medicaid Benefits for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Nationwide
Number of medications covered under fee-for-service Medicaid plans by state:
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Use this interactive map to find out your state's Medicaid fee-for-service benefit coverage for medications approved to treat opioid dependence. Click on a state to view the medicaid report:
...or select from the drop down menu below: