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The science and technical aspects of medication-assisted treatment

Read the history and thinking behind the addiction medicine field.

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Extended Release Naltrexone

Most people who are familiar with naltrexone take this medication once or twice daily. The extended-release version of naltrexone serves the same purpose, but only needs to be administered once per month. Both the standard form of naltrexone and the extended-release option are recommended as

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Buprenophine and it’s role in MAT

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is one of the most effective interventions for substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder. This type of intervention has not only been proven to reduce the frequency and intensity of substance-related cravings, but it also improves

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A laboratory worker handles a medication vile with blue gloves illustrating an article for medication assisted treatment for opiate use disorder

Medication Assisted Treatment

Much of the research that once regarded abstinence-based therapy as the solution to SUD is now shifting in favor of MAT as a more reliable and holistic method for long-term success. However, there are still some professionals who view MAT as a way of perpetuating

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