Treatment can save your life or the life of someone you know. Working together, we all can play a part in helping to protect ourselves, our families, and our community.
Treating the whole person—including physical and mental health—leads to higher success and can be the best way to support someone through an addiction. Medications are available that can help a person give up the opioid and cope with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Mental health counseling can help a person better understand their addiction and underlying factors. In addition, a person can gain new skills for productively dealing with setbacks, stress, or grief. Plus, counseling can help a person find the drive to commit to better health over the long term.
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Consider Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a proven modality in treating opioid use disorder (OUD). MAT, combined with recovery support, can help break the opioid use cycle.
What everyone can do:
Science shows us that MAT improves a person’s ability to stay in treatment and stabilize their lives. It also reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Download the guide to find out how MAT can help people overcome their struggle with opioids.
Healthcare professionals licensed to prescribe opioids are in a difficult spot. They must balance the need to help patients manage pain with data that shows opioids become addictive and less effective over time.
Providers can use MAT to increase access to and support recovery for people suffering from OUD. Listen to the MAT podcast created by the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center and watch the docuseries produced by the Arizona State University Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy.