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How Providers and Educators in Appalachian Kentucky Came Together to Deliver Buprenorphine Treatment


Dr. Cheryl McClain, Kentucky state medical director at BrightView Addiction Centers, and David A. Gross, MPA, director of the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center, share how their region came together to respond to the opioid crisis. As the former associate chief medical officer at St. Claire Medical Center, Dr. McClain grew to recognize the urgent need for buprenorphine treatment for people with opioid use disorder, spearheading a community-based effort that supports patients’ recovery. David A. Gross speaks to the educational efforts that encouraged providers in the region to include buprenorphine treatment programs in their practices.


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