This Research & Policy Brief highlights findings from
a recent study examining the distribution of substance
abuse treatment facilities in rural and urban counties
and identifying the type and intensity of services
Key findings include:
- Access to substance abuse treatment is limited in
rural areas by fewer treatment beds.
- Less populated rural areas contain a small proportion
of facilities offering a range of core services and
varying levels of outpatient and intensive services.
- Opioid treatment programs are nearly absent in rural