People who have been incarcerated are approximately 100 times more likely to die by overdose in the first two weeks after their release than the general public. Despite high rates of opioid use disorder among justice-involved individuals, evidence-based medications exist and can be successfully implemented within jails and prisons.
Current evidence shows that medications are underused in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, including alcohol abuse and dependence.
Although many experts in addiction believe that patients with moderate or severe alcohol-related problems should be offered medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on a routine basis, considerable resistance to the use of MAT persists.
This manual offers best practices to states, tribes, and local communities on collaborative treatment approaches for pregnant women living with opioid use disorders (OUD), and the risks and benefits associated with medication-assisted treatment.
Medication can enhance recovery and prevent overdose when it is coupled with other behavioural health interventions that focus on substance use disorders and addiction.
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Worldwide, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of opioid-involved overdose deaths.
The success of treatment and recovery of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) can vary. Most often, a combination of factors adds complexities to evaluating the effectiveness of services and interventions.
This paper provides many pieces of research in the search for the most effective treatments for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). They touch on the effectiveness of Medication-Assisted Treatment. The authors also describe the most at-risk populations of OUD and the importance of recognizing the comorbidity of other disorders.
This publication assesses various evidence-based treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and specifically highlights the effectiveness of medication-based treatment when done correctly.