University of Wisconsin–Madison

Securing buy-in for buprenorphine

For administrators, staff and clients, consider showing brief videos that describe the benefits of medication-assisted treatment.

To secure staff buy-in, begin by acknowledging that most people would prefer not to manage any chronic illness with medication.

Addressing patients’ beliefs should also be part of a plan to implement or expand treatment with buprenorphine.

The recovery community is an essential support tool for most all people in early recovery.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 46% of incarcerations in the United States are for drug offenses.

iStock image of scales of justice

Additional resources to secure buy-in for medication-assisted treatment.

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