Assessment of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Treatment and Related Services in Marion County, Indiana
Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a serious concern both nationally and in Marion County, Indiana. In 2017, 365 Marion County residents experienced fatal drug overdoses, with an age-adjusted rate of 38.9 per 100,000 people, as compared with a state rate of 29.4 per 100,000 people. A recent report found that 81% of all overdose deaths in Marion County involved opioids and that opioid-related overdose deaths were often undercounted because many death certificates in Indiana did not identify the specific drugs responsible for drug overdoses. Literature suggests that people with OUD are not able to access timely, appropriate, evidence-based treatment for OUD when they need it.