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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use
The most effective method of treatment for an opioid use disorder is called medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is the combination of three FDA-approved medications and counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy. Counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy include individual or group counseling, family therapy, and referrals to community-based wrap-around services.
The three medications are Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. Methadone and Buprenorphine both fulfill the brain’s need for opioids, while mitigating withdrawal symptoms and allowing an individual to function normally. Naltrexone blocks the effects opioids can have on the brain and reduces the risk of relapse. An individual must abstain from opioid use for 7 to 10 days before starting Naltrexone.
- Methadone is only provided at FSSA-approved Opioid Treatment Programs.
- Buprenorphine can be prescribed by a federally approved healthcare provider. Locate providers near you at SAMHSA.gov.
- Naltrexone can be prescribed by any healthcare provider. Locate providers near you.
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Recovery Works focuses on pre-incarceration diversion services and post-incarceration re-entry services, which not only hopes to divert low-level offenders from incarceration to community services, but to reduce recidivism by 20%, as well. Promoting recovery through community support and treatment/intervention is critical in reducing the number of persons with mental health and addiction disorders that are entering our criminal justice system. Check out more info here.
Naloxone to reverse opioid overdose
If you are afraid that a friend or family member is at risk of an opioid overdose, you can obtain Naloxone (Narcan®) which can provide some peace of mind and could save a life.
Naloxone is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids and can be administered when a person shows symptoms of an overdose. When administered, a person typically shows a response to the naloxone within five minutes, but may require additional doses depending on the type and amount of opioids in his or her system. Naloxone is NOT a substitute for medical attention and those who administer it are required to call 911. To learn more, click here.