Opioid Treatment Program
The aim of the opioid treatment program is to reduce or completely eliminate:
- The use of illicit drugs
- Criminal activity
- The spread of infectious disease
Medications for the opioid withdrawal treatment and this type of addiction are administered in combination with behavioral treatments (or psychosocial supports), which is known as MAT – Medication-Assisted Treatment.
Opioid therapy should also improve the functionality and overall quality of the patient’s life. It provides Medical Assisted Treatment for patients diagnosed with the opioid-use disorder and should provide a “whole-patient” type of approach to the opioid treatment program. According to the research conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the most productive and successful therapy is to combine abovementioned medication with behavioral therapies.