Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs

History of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

About the Course:

This TIP, Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs, incorporates the many changes in medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction (MAT) that have occurred over the most active decade of change since the inception of this treatment modality approximately 40 years ago. Chapter 2


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about treatment of opioid addiction. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify opioid addiction as a medical disorder.

  2. Recognize the similarities to other medical disorders.

  3. Identify treatment options.

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