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The different treatments available for opioid addiction

Every year, more than 55,000 people die from opioid overdoses in the United States. That is one person every ten minutes.

Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with psychosocial counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of opioid dependence.

“Research shows that with the proper administration of the appropriate dose along with patient compliance, medications used in MAT will not have adverse effects on person’s intelligence, mental capability, physical functioning, or employability.”

-From SAMHSA: Medicated-Assisted-Treatment for Opioid Addiction: Facts for Families and Friends

The Food and Drug Administration has approved several different medications to treat opioid addiction: methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone.

To get help, contact StandUP Mississippi.

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