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National Academies Identifies Barriers To Use Of Medications To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

News | May 13, 2019

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Three major barriers prevent broader use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders (OUD), according to an expert committee formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee said MAT is an important option for treating OUD, which is a chronic brain disease, and that MAT is effective in achieving improved…

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