Opioid use disorder is a complex brain disease, but it is often still viewed as a moral failing.
This stigma can keep people from accessing care for their disease, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which combines Food and Drug Administration-approved medications with behavioral therapies.
Watch how MAT can help people manage their disease, a critical step in reducing the risk of overdose and improving health.
Learn more about The Pew Charitable Trusts’ work on substance use prevention and treatment here: www.pewtrusts.org/substancemisuse.
Resources for federal, state, and local decision-makers
Data-driven state policy innovations across America
The nation’s opioid epidemic has been making headlines, and much is required to curtail this public health crisis. In this episode, we hear more about the problems associated with opiate misuse and the path forward.