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AOR Online Course on Opioid Recovery:

Recognizing and Recovering From Opioid Use Disorder: Keys for Success for Patients and Families

Unbiased, reliable, evidence-based information on opioid addiction recovery. 

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

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EVERY 8 MINUTES a person dies from the cycle of opioid addiction
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deaths every single day.
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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

66%

With recovery medication, buprenorphine

31%

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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RECOVERY MEDICATION IMPROVES OUTCOMES

TREATMENT, NOT TRAGEDY

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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.

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