Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction

March 1, 2010

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a form of pharmacotherapy and refers to any treatment for a substance use disorder that includes a pharmacologic intervention as part of a comprehensive substance abuse treatment plan with an ultimate goal of patient recovery. Particularly in the case of opioid addictions, patients find it hard to remain engaged in treatment because the withdrawal symptoms and the cravings are so strong ...

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