Medications and behavioral therapies - Opioid treatment, part 2
This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about effective treatment for opioid addiction with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which combines treatment medications with behavioral therapies. It discusses how medications can be used to treat withdrawal, help people stay in treatment, and prevent relapse, and identifies specific medications used to treat opioid addiction. The document outlines several behavioral therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, motivational enhancement therapy, and family behavior therapy, emphasizing the importance of follow-up care. Contact information for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is provided.
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