man meets with doctor for medication-assisted treatment for opioid cravings

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Cravings

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction is an evidence-based approach to treatment that remains misunderstood. Many traditional or step-based programs believe that using medications as part of addiction treatment is like trading one addiction for another. While it is true that these medications can have the potential for abuse, when used properly, they are highly…