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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in conjunction with counseling and other behavioral therapies, to treat substance use disorders, stabilize individuals and prevent overdoses. The most common medications used for MAT are methadone and buprenorphine. Methadone and buprenorphine both suppress opioid withdrawal and reduce cravings by acting on the opioid receptors in the brain, without producing euphoria.

Multicultural Ambulatory Addictions Services

426 East Street

New Haven, CT 06511


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