Heroin-Assisted Treatment (HAT) (English/Spanish)

Under HAT, pharmacological heroin is administered under strict controls in a clinical setting to those who have struggled in other treatments like methadone. Every published evaluation of HAT has shown extremely positive outcomes: major reductions in illicit drug use, crime, disease and overdose; and improvements in health, wellbeing, social reintegration and treatment retention. More than a half dozen countries in Europe and Canada have implemented heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) programs.

Drug Replacement and Maintenance Therapy
Harm Reduction
Heroin-Assisted Treatment
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