SAMHSA Releases Two Guides for Medication Assisted Treatment

SAMHSA recently released to clinical guide for medication assisted treatment–one for treating opioid use disorder and one for treating alcohol abuse disorder.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with extended-release injectable naltrexone for the treatment of an opioid use disorder. Covers patient assessment, initiating MAT, monitoring progress, and deciding when to end treatment. See guide.

Provides guidance for the use of medication-assisted treatment for alcoholism and alcohol abuse in clinical practice. Summarizes approved medications and discusses screening and patient assessment, treatment planning, and patient monitoring. See guide.