What is an opioid?

  • Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Abstral, Onsolis)
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone (Hysingla, Zohydro ER)
  • Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
  • Morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Morphabond)
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxaydo)
  • Oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Roxicet)
  • What is opioid use disorder (OUD)?

    Per DMS-5, a disorder characterized by loss of control of opioid use, risky opioid use, impaired social function, tolerance, and withdrawal.

    What is medication-assisted treatment (MAT)?

    Medication-assisted treatment, commonly known as MAT, is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide an integrated approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

    What is medication-assisted treatment (MAT)?

    MAT uses a holistic approach to treat the “whole-patient” with the use of FDA-approved medications, counseling, and behavioral therapy. Medication helps to alleviate withdrawal and cravings, allowing the patient to focus on positive behavior changes.

    There are 3 FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder, methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. The goal of MAT is to find the lowest possible dose of a medication that will relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings for a 24-hour period. The medications used in MAT, at a stable dose, do not have any adverse effects on an individual’s ability to work, drive, care for their children, or otherwise live a healthy life.

    To learn more about MAT and frequently asked questions please click here.

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