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The most effective method of treatment for an opioid-use disorder is called medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is the combination of three FDA-approved medications and counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy. Counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy include individual or group counseling, family therapy, and referrals to community-based wrap-around services.
The three medications are Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone. Methadone and Buprenorphine both fulfill the brain’s need for opioids, while mitigating withdrawal symptoms and allowing an individual to function normally. Naltrexone blocks the effects opioids can have on the brain and reduces the risk of relapse. An individual must abstain from opioid use for 7 to 10 days before starting Naltrexone.
- Methadone is only provided at FSSA-approved Opioid Treatment Programs.
- Buprenorphine can be prescribed by a federally approved healthcare provider. Locate providers near you at SAMHSA.gov.
- Naltrexone can be prescribed by any healthcare provider.
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