Perceptions of Medication Assisted Treatment within Collegiate Recovery Communities

Antover Tuliao, Minerva Tuliao, Lauren Lewis, Natira Mullet, Justin North-Olague, Devin Mills, Thomas Kimball, Sterling Shumway

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Objectives Addiction medications (AM) are effective in improving recovery outcomes, but many barriers still exist that reduce their implementation among young adults. While the perception of AM has been explored within clinicians and counselors in many settings, it has not yet been documented within collegiate recovery communities (CRC). The aim of this brief report is to assess the acceptability and intent to use AM among students in recovery, and to evaluate the effect of attitudes, perceived AM effectiveness, and social norms on these outcomes.<br>Methods Using the Theory of Planned Behavior, CRC students (N = 162; 44% female) within the United States completed an online survey.<br>Results Results from a hierarchical linear model indicated that the perceived acceptance of AM use by important others was significantly related to the intent to use AM (<i>β</i> = 0.47, <i>P</i> < 0.01) and encourage others to use AM (<i>β</i> = 0.16, <i>P</i> < 0.05). Positive attitudes about AM predic
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-735
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of addiction medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2023


  • addiction medications
  • collegiate recovery communities
  • medication-assisted treatment
  • Theory of Planned Behavior


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