How medication-assisted treatment enhances the recovery process for patients recovering from opioid addiction
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-Assisted Treatment (also known as MAT) combines counseling and behavioral therapies along with the use of medication. MAT has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) by helping patients achieve sustainable recovery with a lower risk of relapse.
Does Medication Assisted Treatment work?
MAT has proven to be the most effective intervention in treating patients with Opioid Use Dependence (OUD). It is significantly more effective than either medication or behavioral treatment alone.