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Understanding the Stigmas Around MAT

While it has proven itself to be one of the most effective forms of treating addiction, especially opioid dependency, there are still stigmas around MAT (medication-assisted treatment) programs. The vast majority of these stigmas spring from misinformation, bias, and lack of education about how medication-assisted treatment works. Fortunately, individuals in the medical and recovery community,…

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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Often, the most difficult part of overcoming drug or alcohol abuse is making it through the experience of severe withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms associated with the recovery process are painful. Thus, many individuals when they attempt an abstinence-only course of treatment tend to relapse. Fortunately, for those struggling with substance use disorder, there’s another effective…