Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction Myths & Facts

December 8th, 2016

Numerous studies have shown that Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) reduces illicit drug use, disease rates, and criminal activity among opioid addicted persons. Despite overwhelming evidence of MAT’s benefits, many people view it negatively. This resource may be useful in changing negative perceptions about methadone, buprenorphine, and injectable naltrexone.

Myths & Facts

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