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What is Medication Assisted Detox and Why Is It Opposed

Those struggling with addiction deserve to be treated like any other patient with a medical disease and physicians are helping the nation understand…

One reason the Task Force encourages increased education and training for medication assisted treatment (MAT) is so that drug addicts can be treated in the same realm as others suffering from any other disease. MAT is defined by using conventional therapies in conjunction with medications that have proven successful at helping people struggling with substance abuse stay clean. It is most often used for those trying to stay off of opioid medications.

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