Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose. Learn more about effectiveness, types of medications, and patient rights.
Medication-assisted treatment helps manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings in people who have been addicted to opioids. Find out more about how MAT helps people with opioid use disorders, including what MAT is, how long it lasts and how much it costs.
If you’re suffering from the disease of addiction, you need treatment to recover. Treatments range from inpatient medical facilities to medication assisted treatment (MAT) to 12-step programs and include numerous types of therapy based on a variety of factors. Recovery isn’t easy, but the path to sobriety begins by seeking treatment.
It isn’t always easy knowing how to talk to your children about the serious issues that could have a dangerous impact on their lives like drug and alcohol abuse. Many parents aren’t sure when they should bring up the topic, not to mention exactly how to approach it. This guide will cover the dos and don’ts for talking to your kids about the dangers of addiction and substance abuse, regardless of age.
If you’re concerned about your teen’s drug or alcohol use, then it is time to take action. You can never be too safe or intervene too early – even if you believe your teen is just “experimenting.” Read on to find answers to parents’ most pressing questions about interventions.
Returning to work is a critical part of recovery for many former addicts. As a supervisor, learn how you can best support an employee re-enter the workplace after treatment – which can be just as challenging, and just as important for long-term sobriety.
If you’ve decided to relocate after entering addiction recovery, it’s important to find the right home that will promote your continued sobriety and overall wellness. This place will help you create a healthy, consistent routine, provide a loving environment to rebuild your relationships, and a place where you can heal and focus on your recovery. Let this be your guide to finding the best new home to keep your addiction recovery on track.
The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences.
Learn about state Medicaid and commercial health plan medication coverage and authorization requirements for opioid dependence medications & FDA approved medications and their effectiveness for the treatment of opiate dependence.
AOR commissioned this research into the patient access to – and reimbursement for – buprenorphine medications used in addiction recovery programs. The conclusion: MAT use in recovery varies widely across states and suggest inconsistent and suboptimal approaches in many parts of the country.
The Legal Action Center’s MAT Advocacy Toolkit can help you fight for your right to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. Dozens of studies have shown that MAT reduces illicit drug use, crime, and communicable disease. Yet courts, probation, parole, and child welfare officials often force people to stop MAT against their doctor’s recommendation.
I will do my part to follow the science and encourage the use of medication to effectively treat opioid addiction. Together we will rewrite the prescription and break down barriers to recovery medication.