Equine therapy programs are found at large and small providers, and can either be operated on-site or contracted out in the case of providers that don’t want to absorb the expense of boarding their own horses.
The MHA report notes that 18% of adults nationally have a mental health condition, and about half of them have a concurrent substance use disorder. Half of those with mental health disorders go without treatment.
A research study shows that patients treated with buprenorphine through induction and maintenance treatment required fewer inpatient hospitalizations after starting treatment, with an 82% reduction in inpatient hospital stays.
A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural areas.