Medication Assisted Treatment
Opioid use disorder doesn’t discriminate. Addiction doesn’t only happen to those experiencing homelessness or mental health conditions. It can just as easily affect the soccer mom, the teen from a middle-class family, or the white-collar professional.
Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is a proven modality in treating opioid use disorder (OUD). The medication quiets the area of the brain that is experiencing pain and craving the substance. Behavioral health services provide the wraparound support.
Mobilize AZ is joining with providers across Arizona to expand the availability and use of MAT. We’ve curated a collection of information and resources for providers to use in learning about and offering MAT.
The experts on MAT
This docuseries, produced by the Arizona State University Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, examines the myths and misconceptions about MAT, and what makes MAT Arizona’s best weapon in the battle against the opioid epidemic.