Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT): The Gold Standard for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) is the safest and most effective method for treating opioid use disorders. OAT uses medications to activate the opioid receptors, preventing withdrawal and reduce cravings for opioids like heroin and prescription pain medications. 

Two opioid agonists are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating opioid use disorder – methadone and buprenorphine. Despite OAT’s effectiveness, federal and state laws severely restrict access.

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