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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
What is MAT?
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. (SAMHSA)
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone are used to treat opioid use disorders (OUD) to short-acting opioids such as heroin, morphine, and codeine, as well as semi-synthetic opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone. These medications are safe to use for months, years, or even a lifetime. As with any medication, consult your doctor before discontinuing use. (SAMHSA)
Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder (OUD)
Acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone are the most common drugs used to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD). They do not provide a cure for the disorder but are most effective in people who participate in a MAT program. (SAMHSA)
MAT Programs in El Dorado County
Aegis Treatment Centers provides treatment for substance use disorder through its 34+ Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) and Med Unit locations throughout California. Aegis's model of delivering care combines medication-assisted treatment with many things including but not limited to Caseload Management, Counseling, Support Groups, Social Services, and Education.
"Mat Medications, Counseling, and Related Conditions." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, 2023, January 25. https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions#medications-used-in-mat
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