Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction and the Importance of Medical Management
posted by AHIP
on May 16, 2018
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to treat substance use disorders, such as opioid use disorder (OUD), which are chronic conditions requiring ongoing care. The three medications commonly used to treat opioid addiction include methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine.