Treatment basics - Opioid treatment, part 1

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Abstract:

This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about treatment for drug addiction. It explains that addiction is a brain disease that can be treated and managed. It discusses Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which combines treatment medications with behavioral therapies, and outlines how it can treat withdrawal, help people stay in treatment, and prevent relapse, clarifying that successful treatment must focus on the person's medical, mental health, social, work, and legal needs. The document defines drug addiction as a chronic disease, and discusses the risk of relapse. Contact information for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is provided.

Text and audio are in the public domain. Graphics are copyrighted content.

Author(s):
Healthy Roads Media
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource in English Only
Translation Review:
N/A
Country:
N/A
Population:
N/A
Keywords:
Analgesics, opioid, Behavior, addictive, Brain diseases, Chronic disease, Counseling, Mental Health, Substance withdrawal syndrome, Substance-related disorders, Treatment failure
Copyright:
Copyrighted
Date Last Reviewed:
9/22/2017
Reviewed By:
HealthReach staff and Author/Agency

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