A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics looked at the changing frequency of buprenorphine or naltrexone prescription in youth between the ages of 13 and 25 years. Researchers found that the drugs were prescribed more in 2014 than in 2001, but that still only 25% of individuals received buprenorphine or naltrexone, and certain populations, including blacks, females, Hispanic youth, and younger individuals, were less likely to receive a prescription. These findings suggest that expanded access to medication assisted treatment is necessary, especially for the aforementioned populations facing disparities.
Learn more about the study here: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2632431
And learn more about the Two Dreams buprenorphine program here: /treatment-programs/suboxone-treatment-program