Monthly Archives: December 2017

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

A common misconception associated with medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the idea that it only substitutes one drug for another and is not a cure for opioid addiction. For example, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone are three medications used to treat opioid addiction. Methadone is an opioid agonist, buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, and naltrexone