New Aced It Episode: Peer Support Specialists, Race, & Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment

In this episode, we discuss research examining racial disparities in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment enrollment and transportation to treatment on the same day when the patient has a peer support specialist (PSS). The results suggest some strong positive effects and the researchers provide several recommendations for improving treatment access and enrollment.

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Webb, C. P., Huecker, M., Shreffler, J., McKinley, B. S., Khan, A. M., & Shaw, I. (2022). Racial disparities in linkage to care among patients with substance use disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment137, 108691.