Substantial increases in the misuse of prescription opioids observed recently in the United States have resulted in sharp rises in morbidity and mortality. While opioid use is among the most destructive of addictions, it also has the most powerfully effective medication treatments. Maintenance with the opioid receptor agonist methadone, the partial agonist buprenorphine or the antagonist naltrexone are each associated with substantial rates of remission. This presentation provides an update on the current state of medication-assisted treatments for opioid dependence and describes the strengths and limitations of each treatment approach. It discusses an approach to treatment that offers patients a range of pharmacotherapy options to match a particular medication with an individual patient and discusses target treatment outcomes and response criteria. Additionally, it looks at new approaches to medication induction and discontinuation, as well as strategies for transitioning patients between various treatments to achieve long-term recovery.
**This content was captured at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
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- Describe how MAT compares to Intensive Medication Free Treatment
- Discuss barriers to Implementing MAT
- Differentiate between medications used in treating OUD
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Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: February 1, 2020
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