MAT Resources

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a proven way to help people recover from Opioid Use Disorder. 

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) ?

Medication-Assisted Treatment , SAMHSA

For patients with Opioid Use Disorder, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines medication with counseling and behavioral therapy to give them the best shot at recovery.  This method avoids rapidly taking someone off medications and risk heavy withdrawals that harm the recovery process. 

Effective Treatment for Opioid Addiction, NIDA

Medications commonly used are Buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®), methadone, and extended release naltrexone (Vivitrol®). They are all effective prescriptions used in MAT to help a patient stop using opioids and subdue the withdrawal pains. 

MAT Resources

MAT Handout, SCOC

Buprenorphine and the Opioid Crisis 2018, Congressional Research Service

Medications for Addiction Treatment, Shatterproof

Medication Assisted Treatment, Partnership for Drug Free Kids

How Do Medications Treat Opioid Use Disorder? ,  Department of Human and Health Services

Sacramento Urban Health Institute 2019 Fact Sheet 

El Dorado Urban Health Institute 2019 Fact Sheet 

Find prescribers in California on this google map. 

Find prescribers at SAMHSA Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator