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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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Advocates for Opioid Recovery Statement in Response to President Trump’s Opioid Initiative

Advocates for Opioid Recovery Statement in Response to President Trump’s Opioid Initiative Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) firmly believes that in order to save lives and combat the opioid epidemic in America, we must work together at all levels to break down barriers to addiction treatment. Five months after President Trump announced that he would declare the opioid epidemic

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

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.

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