More Research Showing Medication-Assisted Treatment For Substance Use Disorders May Be Effective

The Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch (4/17, Stuck) reports that eight years ago, Josh Parker, a physician at Prestera Center “decided to try something different and add a service to the center’s addiction treatment options – medication-assisted treatment.” At the time, there was little research to support “medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, other than for methadone, but Prestera began a pilot program with a group of women in the Renaissance program using Suboxone [buprenorphine/naloxone].” Today, there is growing evidence that “MAT can be an effective treatment for substance use disorders if done properly, which includes counseling and behavioral therapy.”

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— “Medication-assisted treatment on the rise,” Taylor Stuck, Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch, April 20, 2016.

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