Medication-Assisted-Treatment for Opioid Addiction: The New Gold Standard?

Antoine B. Douaihy, MD

Medication-Assisted-Treatment is one of the most effective strategies in the long-term treatment of opioid addiction.

Recent years have seen a significant increase in the use of MATs in licensed addiction programs and in medical practices by physicians certified to prescribeMAT. This presentation will review FDA-approved current medications used for opioid addiction, challenges faced by providers of MATs, and therapists providing clinical services to supplement medications. It will focus on the importance of MAT being one part of a comprehensive plan of recovery.