Why Is MAT Safe and Effective?
Opioid drugs are incredibly powerful – the increasing overdose rates in the US are testimony to that. However, there are other reasons why opioid abuse is dangerous:
Many street drugs are tainted with harmful additives and substances. Fentanyl, an extremely powerful and addictive opioid, frequently shows up in cocaine, counterfeit pills, and other drugs illicitly purchased on the street.
Purchasing opioids often comes with a danger of being assaulted – or worse.
The dangers of needle sharing are well-known. Anyone injecting illicit drugs faces the risks of hepatitis C, HIV, and other bloodborne diseases.
MAT medications, on the other hand, are dispensed and used in a secure, clinical setting. A person on opioid maintenance receives their medication, takes it under the supervision of a clinician, and is monitored to make sure they’re not experiencing any side effects or other complications.
Plus, MAT is accompanied by a robust treatment plan aimed at addressing the roots of opioid addiction. Ultimately, MAT allows recovering people to work on their personal growth while being free of other distractions, cravings, withdrawal symptoms, or risks.
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