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JSPES, Vol. 45, No. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2020)
pp. 131-150

The Opioid Epidemic: An Economic Analysis of the Four Models of Addiction Treatment with Policy Prescriptions

Feler Bose
Indiana University East,
Richmond, Indiana

In the context of the epidemic of opioid deaths, I will briefly discuss the four national models of addiction treatment on which the nation is investing its resources. The models are the Minnesota Model, the Florida Model, the Pennsylvania Model, and the Massachusetts Model. Cost benefit analysis will be completed to understand the efficacy of these four models. These four models will be compared to patients with spontaneous remission. From this analysis, policy recommendations will be made.