Find required practitioner training for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and other substance use disorder treatment topics, as well as recommended resources.
SAMHSA offers a variety of training resources on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as well as other substance use disorder treatment topics to educate and assist programs and practitioners to provide evidence-based treatment.
People who provide MAT services work in a range of prevention, health care, and social service settings. They include psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, peer professionals, clergy, and many others.
Training a diverse and qualified behavioral health workforce is essential to meeting the nation’s needs. SAMHSA provides multiple training opportunities for MAT and general substance use disorder treatment.
Learn more at Practitioner Training.
Learn more about medication and counseling treatment.
Resources and Publications
- The Facts about Buprenorphine for Treatment of Opioid Addiction - 2015 – also available in Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese
- Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide – 2015
- SAMHSA's Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Safety Advice for Patients and Family Members – 2018
- TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Introduction to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (Part 1 of 5) – 2020
SAMHSA offers additional resources and publications.