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Alcohol Addiction and MAT

There is approved and studied medication available for alcohol use disorder. However, these medications are rarely used, especially in the United States. Why is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) so underused in the US?   What the Research Shows on MAT and Alcohol Research shows that few people can access Medication-Assisted Treatment in Federal guidelines recommend using

2021-06-26T01:13:29+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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80% of People With Resolved Addiction Accomplish Life Goals

Do people achieve their goals in recovery? A new study from the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors looks at the lives of people who have resolved their addictions and data about their lifestyle, economic situation, and other factors of their life after addiction. The research,  primarily from people who joined 12-step groups, looks at the

2021-04-27T22:33:53+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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Maryland Lawmaker Targets Gambling Addiction Education

In 2008, Maryland legalized slots, and in 2012, they legalized card tables. Alongside these new economic opportunities, revenue comes a human cost in the form of gambling addiction. Because of the dangers of addiction, Maryland state Sen. Bryan Simonaire wants schools to educate people about gambling addiction risks while they are still young, preferably in

2021-01-30T03:25:10+00:00Tags: , , |
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Treatment and MAT During a Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vital services that address addiction recovery have been thrown into upheaval. Many people who were in treatment may have dropped out at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Some treatment centers shuttered. And people in need of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder found themselves without access to their medication.

2020-07-14T21:03:34+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |
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Prisons to Expand MAT, Treatment Access

While access to Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) varies at private treatment centers, The Bureau of Prisons has begun to offer it at prisons across the United States. A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) outlines seven ways steps for the BOP to take so they can organize their treatment for addicted inhttps://www.americanaddictionfoundation.com/getting-help/medication-assisted-treatment-mat/mates to make the

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