Opiates and Opioids
Opioid, opiates, opioids, heroin, oxycontin, medication-assisted treatment, methadone, buprenorphine.
Are you finding it difficult to stop using? If you've thought about cutting down or stopping, this decision-making tool can help. If you are using narcotics, prescription pain medications, heroin, or any other opioid drug, this tool has information about some of your treatment options and ways to locate a provider who can help.
This Opioid Addiction Treatment guide is designed to help individuals and their families and friends understand what to expect from opioid treatment. It is available to look at online, or to order in print format.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Individuals receiving MAT often demonstrate dramatic improvement in addiction-related behaviors and psychosocial functioning.