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Certification of Opioid Treatment Programs Medication and Counseling Treatment Medication-assisted treatment MAT is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose.
Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. Learn about many of the substance use disorders that MAT is designed to address.
MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drug.
Combining medications used in MAT with anxiety treatment medications can be fatal. Types of anxiety treatment medications include derivatives of Benzodiazepine, such as Xanax or valium. OTPs focus on improving the quality of life of those receiving treatment.
Federal law requires patients who receive treatment in an OTP to receive medical, counseling, vocational, educational, and other assessment and treatment services, in addition to prescribed medication. The law allows MAT professionals to provide treatment and services in a range of settings, including hospitals, correctional facilities, offices, and remote clinics.
Learn more about the legislation, regulations, and guidelines that govern OTPs. As ofOTPs were located in every U. Counseling and Behavioral Therapies Under federal law, MAT patients must receive counseling, which could include different forms of behavioral therapy.
These services are required along with medical, vocational, educational, and other assessment and treatment services. Learn more about these treatments for substance use disorders. MAT Effectiveness Inan estimated 1. MAT has proved to be clinically effective and to significantly reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services for these individuals.
MAT provides a more comprehensive, individually tailored program of medication and behavioral therapy. MAT also includes support services that address the needs of most patients.
The ultimate goal of MAT is full recoveryincluding the ability to live a self-directed life.
This treatment approach has been shown to: Learn more about common comorbidities that occur with substance use disorders. Unfortunately, MAT is greatly underused. The slow adoption of these evidence-based treatment options for alcohol and opioid dependence is partly due to misconceptions about substituting one drug for another.
Discrimination against MAT patients is also a factor, despite state and federal laws clearly prohibiting it.
Other factors include lack of training for physicians and negative opinions toward MAT in communities and among health care professionals.
This Medication-Assisted Treatment Know Your Rights Brochure — presents and explains the federal laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities and how they protect people receiving MAT for opioid addiction. Under the Confidentiality Regulation, 42 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 2personally identifiable health information relating to substance use and alcohol treatment must be handled with a higher degree of confidentiality than other medical information.
A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another. Instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. MAT programs provide a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid.
Some of the medications used in MAT are controlled substances due to their potential for misuse. Learn more about DEA drug schedules. Opioid Dependency Medications Methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are used to treat opioid dependence and addiction to short-acting opioids such as heroin, morphine, and codeine, as well as semi-synthetic opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone.
People may safely take medications used in MAT for months, years, several years, or even a lifetime. Plans to stop a medication must always be discussed with a doctor.
Learn more about methadone. Pregnant or breastfeeding women must inform their treatment provider before taking methadone.Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders.
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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling .