The Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder hosted a public workshop on October 30-31, 2018 to hear from individuals with relevant experience and expertise in the evidence base on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), the barriers to and opportunities for improving access to MAT for OUD, and the patient and community perspective. The objectives of the workshop are to:
- Review current knowledge and gaps in understanding regarding the effectiveness of MAT for treating OUD,
- Examine available evidence on the range of parameters and circumstances in which MAT can be effectively delivered (e.g., duration of treatment, populations, settings, and Interventions to address social determinants of health (SDH) as a component of MAT),
- Identify challenges in implementation and uptake, and
- Identify additional research needed on MAT for OUD.
Two members of the Advocates for Opioid Recovery Survivors Council, Kathleen Johnson and Katrina King, each participated on a panel during the workshop.
Learn more and watch the webcast here.