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.
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.