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MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT

What is MAT?

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, an overview of medication assisted treatment, what it is, and the options available for treatment.

The Stigma Behind Opioid Addiction Treatment

Even with buprenorphine being the standard of care for addiction treatment, there still remains a large stigma over both giving and receiving this life-changing treatment in America. 

Buprenorphine Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

Recommendations and guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians on the treatment and maintenance of opioid use disorder with buprenorphine. 

A Brief Overview of Suboxone

Written by Dr. Vance Shaw, MD, this well-written article overviews the history of buprenorphine, the stigma behind being treated with it, and how it benefits patients.   

The Myth of Tapering

Written by Dr. Vance Shaw, MD, he goes in-depth about why addiction is a chronic disease, much like diabetes or hypertension, and why it often involves lengthy treatment.