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Useful Resources on Medication-Assisted Treatment

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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) uses pharmaceuticals, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, to help people recover from opioid use disorders. A physician must have specialized training to prescribe methadone or buprenorphine for an opioid use disorder, but any medical professional with prescribing privileges under state law can prescribe naltrexone.

The following SAMHSA resources are designed to help medical professionals administer MAT:

The following are external resources (not produced by SAMHSA) on the treatment of opioid use disorder among people experiencing homelessness:

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Last Updated: 12/09/2021