Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Opioid Substance Abuse Among Clients of OTs in West Virginia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA
Article Information
Mental Health
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Opioid Substance Abuse Among Clients of OTs in West Virginia
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510276. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2514
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510276. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2514
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The prevalence of opioid abuse has increased dramatically in recent years. This is especially the case in rural segments of the United States. This study examined the depth of opioid abuse among clients of OTs in West Virginia. Results suggest a significant percentage come into contact with clients known to be or suspected of abusing opioids, but lack sufficient training in both recognizing the signs of substance abuse and providing clinical support or assistance.

Primary Author and Speaker: Evan Pivont

Additional Authors and Speakers: Randy McCombie