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The purpose of this study is to explore barriers and facilitators to engagement in drug treatment among people who inject drugs (PWID) residing in a rural county in West Virginia.
Participants reported experiencing a variety of barriers to engaging in drug treatment, including low thresholds for dismissal, a lack of comprehensive support services, financial barriers, and inadequate management of withdrawal symptoms. However, participants also described several facilitators of treatment engagement and sustained recovery. These included the use of medications for opioid use disorder and supportive health care workers/program staff.
In-depth interviews (n=21)