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Learn more about how Advocates for Opioid Recovery is fighting for more long-term opioid survivors.

Our Mission
EVERY 8 MINUTES a person dies from the cycle of opioid addiction
deaths every single day.
rise in opioid addiction & overdose since 2000

Treatment with recovery medication is the most effective path to long-term recovery

More people completed a six-month treatment program when they used recovery medication


With recovery medication, buprenorphine


With placebo

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Medication assisted treatment is the combination of behavioral interventions and medications to treat substance use disorders. It’s use has demonstrated efficacy in reducing illicit drug use, reducing deaths resulting from overdose, and improving retention in treatment programs. The FDA has approved several different medications to treat opioid addiction.

A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another. Instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. MAT programs provide a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid. And research has shown that when provided at the proper dose, medications used in MAT have no adverse effects on a person’s intelligence, mental capability, physical functioning, or employability.




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are dying waiting for access to opioid addiction treatment, with 80% of people suffering from an opioid addiction not receiving any treatment at all.


Stay up to date on news, policy, and AOR activities.

AOR signs on to group letter to urging the US Senate to correct the law that will help to ensure equal access to FDA approved treatment options. 

Medication and other tangible solutions offer hope in combating opioid epidemic

If nearly 175 Americans died from a preventable disaster each day, public outcry would force immediate government action. Congress and the White House would make whatever policy changes were necessary, and provide the proper funding to identify solutions.

MAT as a Frontline Response to the National Opioid Emergency

The American opioid epidemic is officially a public health emergency, with over 175 lives lost to opioid overdose every day. The time to lower the barriers to lifesaving treatments is now.

Advocates for Opioid Recovery Statement Regarding the Final Report of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) welcomes the release of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis’ Final Report. We are hopeful for swift action by Congress, the President, and his Cabinet to address this public health emergency.

Statement from Anne Woodbury, Executive Director of Advocates for Opioid Recovery

Today’s speech by President Trump was a moment for our country to come together and agree that combating the greatest public health crisis of our generation – the opioid overdose epidemic – should be one of America’s most pressing priorities.


Be an advocate and help us rewrite the prescription for opioid addiction treatment

Follow the science and do your part to encourage the use of recovery medication.