NIDILRR is seeking input on the following areas related to the opioid public health emergency and people with disabilities. People with disabilities often experience chronic pain and, as a result, sometimes use opioids to address their pain. We are interested in understanding:
1) whether people with disabilities have been diagnosed and are being treated for an opioid use disorder, and
2) are clinics or community organizations observing a sizeable population of people with disabilities seeking treatment for opioid use disorder?
If so, are current treatment strategies adequate and, if applicable, how is your organization adapting treatment strategies for people with disabilities?