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Table 2 Spearman’s Rho between each belief about MOUD a and its barriers

From: Barriers to medications for opioid use disorder in the court system: provider availability, provider “trustworthiness,” and cost

Belief No MOUD providers are located near our court No trustworthy MOUD providers are located near our court Clients lack financial resources to pay for MOUD treatment
M B N M B N M B N
MOUD reduces relapse −.15 −.13 −.38*** −.41*** −.35*** −.50*** −.05 .01 .02
MOUD reduces crime and re-incarceration −.12 −.20* −.33*** −.30*** −.36*** −.37*** .05 .11 −.07
MOUD rewards criminals for being drug users .10 .17 .19* .12 .20* .25* −.02 −.04 −.09
MOUD prolongs addiction −.05 .15 .26** .14 .22* .42*** −.03 −.05 −.05
MOUD should be used to maintain clients who have opioid use disorder −.09 −.22* −.28** −.23* −.21* −.32*** .05 .14 .19
MOUD is more effective than non-pharmacological approaches (e.g., counseling) to retaining clients in treatment −.15 −.08 −.04 −.14 −.01 −.09 −.04 .05 .00
MOUD interferes with one’s ability to drive a car .01 .24* .27* .16 .24* .33** −.01 −.03 −.21
MOUD reduces or blocks the effect of heroin .23* −.12 −.27** .02 .01 −.24* .01 .20 −.03
In Florida, it is difficult for a parent to regain custody of a child while the parent is treated with MOUD .17 .26* .30** .16 .27* .39*** .37*** .05 .15
People should be allowed to access MOUD without counseling .05 −.01 .08 −.15 −.10 .04 −.03 .09 .03
MOUD prescribers should have a titration plan for each patient .04 .16 .05 .02 .23* .13 .12 .08 .13
  1. Abbreviation: M methadone, B buprenorphine, N naltrexone
  2. * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001