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Proven treatment for opioid addiction starts with MAT.
Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT, uses FDA‑approved medications to treat opioid addiction. Coupled with counseling, MAT treats the whole patient and significantly reduces the rate of relapse. Medi‑Cal, Medicare, and many private insurance plans cover MAT.
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MAT services can be provided in a variety of settings and accessed through a large network of physicians and treatment facilities, including many primary care physicians.
Over 2.5 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder.
MAT has proved to be clinically effective and to significantly reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services for these individuals. MAT provides a more comprehensive, individually tailored program of medication and behavioral therapy.
What is an Opioid?
An opioid is a type of drug found in some prescription pain medicines, as well as in certain “street drugs” such as heroin. Prescription opioids can assist with controlling pain when used under a doctor’s order. Opioids may be addictive and cause side effects, and even death, when used incorrectly.
MAT just trades one addiction for another.
MAT bridges the biological and behavioral components of addiction. Research indicates that a combination of medication and behavioral therapies can successfully treat SUDs and help sustain recovery.