In the use of MAT,
Medication- Assisted Therapy (MAT)
MAT is primarily used to combat addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. It operates to regulate brain chemistry. Hence, medication normalizes the body functions with little negative effects of the abused drug.
Helpful Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment
Buprenorphine (BUP) was the first medication to treat opioid dependency. It is prescribed and dispensed in a doctor’s office. In addition, BUP like Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction.
Helpful Links: Suboxone – https://www.drugs.com/suboxone.html and Buprenorphine – https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/buprenorphine
Naltrexone – It is another medication used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). It also treats both opioid and alcohol use disorders. In addition, it is available in a pill form and as a monthly injectable. In conclusion, it is an extended-release, 1 time a month form of the drug known as (Vivitrol).
Helpful Link: Naltrexone – https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7399/naltrexone-oral/details Vivitrol – https://www.drugs.com/vivitrol.html
Methadone has been used for decades to treat people who are addicted to heroin and narcotic pain medicines. It helps people to recover. To reclaim active and meaningful lives. Above all, it requires participation in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program which includes counseling and social support.
Helpful Link: Methadone – https://www.drugs.com/methadone.html
Naloxone (Narcan) helps save lives. It will block the effects of opioid medication. Similarity, it
Helpful Link: Naloxone – https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/drug-overdose-naloxone#1