OPIOID ADDICTION AND MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

The addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers (e.g. oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, etc) may affect 2.1 million in the United States)(1). Medication assisted therapy may include methadone, buprenorphine (e.g. Suboxone, Subutex, etc), or naltrexone (Revia or Vivitrol). Methadone and buprenorphine can be prescribed for maintenance and/or detoxification while naltrexone is used [...]