Personalized addiction treatment to health

TRI has designed a holistic, flexible and patient-centered approach to treating opioid use disorder – Personalized Addiction Treatment to Health Model (PATH) – which will be integrated it into existing primary care systems as part of a new study. With funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), TRI researchers will compare two options for OUD treatment. OUD patients from two large Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Philadelphia and two in Washington D.C. will receive either a standard care referral to local community programs, or the PATH program, with onsite, integrated OUD treatment. Treatment will be provided by a specialized team and will include a menu of evidence-based practices: medication assisted treatment, relapse prevention, contingency management, and peer support. In both conditions, treatment will last for 1 year with research assessments at baseline and at 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months. This project will determine whether a more holistic, flexible and patient-centered OUD treatment approach can be integrated in existing primary care systems, and whether that approach is more effective than standard care for OUDs.