'Cold turkey' not effective treatment for opioid use disorder, say 83% of Americans

Most Americans agree that people with opioid use disorder need both medical and nonmedical resources for treatment. However, many do not know where to find these resources or how much they will cost, according to a new survey from NORC at the University of Chicago.

The research institution polled a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults on their opinions about opioid use disorder treatments between July 26-28.

Three survey findings:

1. Only 17 percent of respondents said going "cold turkey" was an effective treatment for opioid use disorder.

2. Eighty-nine percent of respondents said they thought nonmedical services would help someone with opioid use disorder stay in treatment.

3. Nearly 70 percent of respondents did not know whether their state or local government offered free treatment services, or whether their insurance would cover treatment.

To view the full report, click here.

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