Treatment Improvement Protocol 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Published by
SAMHSA

The goal of treatment for opioid addiction or opioid use disorder (OUD) is remission of the disorder leading to lasting recovery.

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. 

This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat OUD—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.