MAT Can Be Very Effective For Treating Addiction

By The Valor Team
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:10 pm in

Medications used in the treatment of substance abuse disorders are shown to be profoundly effective, and we need to access every type of treatment modality we can to make a difference.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications and counseling to treat substance use disorders. Many people with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) or Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can benefit from MAT. In fact, it is the most effective way for some individuals to recover long term.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Saves Lives

By The Valor Team
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 1:56 pm in

“Effective medications exist to treat opioid use disorder that could help many people recover from opioid use disorder, but they remain highly underutilized. Fewer than half of private-sector treatment programs offer medications for opioid use disorders, and of patients in those programs who might benefit, only a third actually receive it. Overcoming the misunderstandings and other barriers that prevent wider adoption of these treatments is crucial for tackling the problem of opioid use disorder and the epidemic of opioid overdose in the United States”. . . .

Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

By The Valor Team
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:35 pm in

Medication-assisted treatment saves lives while increasing the chances a person will remain in treatment and learn the skills and build the networks necessary for long-term recovery. 

   Michael Botticelli, Director, National Drug Control Policy

A great deal of confusion exists about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and what the approach actually entails.

Valor Now Offers Outpatient Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

By Misty Long
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1:52 pm in

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use addiction. This means that treatment for some individuals with opioid (and other) addictions could include FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a “whole-patient” approach in the treatment of substance use addiction.