This study provides information on implementation and utilization of an office-based buprenorphine care delivery model. The authors used the ADAPTS implementation science model which included defining steps for assessment, deliverables, and sustainability to explain the implementation of the STATE OBOT-B program. This descriptive study is an example of the importance of implementation science for the realm of recovery. It highlights the need to think critically about barriers to adopting effective interventions, addressing those barriers, measuring and evaluating programs to do so, and considering how to maintain/sustain programs over time given limitations (e.g., reimbursement and funding). The promising initial results from this study suggest that this model may be worth evaluating further and potentially implementing elsewhere.
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