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Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) combines typical behavioral therapies with specialized medications to treat substance use disorders and tobacco. “Medications are primarily used to treat substance use disorders related to opioids and alcohol. Among the most commonly used medications are Methadone, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Acamprosate and Disulfiram.” (http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/novdec2007p40.shtml)

Research is available at http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment

A detailed overview of how MAT is provided is found at http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/091514p30.shtml