Medications For Addiction Treatment (MAT)

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In the same way that medication can treat other chronic conditions, medication can also treat some Substance Use Disorders.

Medications for Addiction Treatment, or MAT, is the use of medication to reduce the harm caused by drug or alcohol use. Combined with behavioral health interventions, MAT supports people in achieving and staying in recovery.

When prescribed and monitored, these medications can reduce cravings and minimize withdrawal symptoms—leading people to stay in recovery for years or even decades.

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County of los angeles California Public Health