Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders.
Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction
There are three medications commonly used to treat opioid addiction. Check with your doctor on the right one for you.
Buprenorphine is the first medication to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) that can be prescribed or dispensed in physician offices, significantly increasing access to treatment.
Non-addictive opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of other narcotics; daily pill or monthly injection. Administered in a healthcare provider's office.
- An Introduction to Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone for the Treatment of People with Opioid Dependence
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