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Watering the Desert: Strategies to Address Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Gaps in Illinois

Emma Klug, Medical Student (M2)
Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois    
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Caitlin Maloney, Medical Student (M2)
Rush Medical College
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Dr. Ruchi Fitzgerald, MD
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Department of Family Medicine, Rush Medical College
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Dr. Elise Wessol, DO
Carle Addiction Recovery Center
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•    Describe Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) deserts and the implications of lack of providers with DATA-2000 waivers to prescribe buprenorphine.
•    Explain the availability of incentive programs for providers to obtain their buprenorphine waivers.
•    Discuss strategies and challenges associated with recruiting providers for such training.