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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 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.

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.

Trump opioid panel member says ‘We want medicine, not media’

(CNN) Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of the President's commission on opioid addiction, has a message for the Trump administration a day before it is expected to declare a national emergency on the epidemic: "We want medicine, not media."

Statement from AOR Advisors Regarding President Trump’s State of Emergency

Read the statement from AOR Advisors Regarding President Trump's State of Emergency

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