Ensure access to treatment for individuals who are misusing or addicted to opioids or who have other substance use disorders

For people addicted to opioids, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is necessary to treat addiction. MAT is use of medications to treat addiction. T

here are three types of medication used in MAT. These medications are methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Methadone is taken at specialty licensed clinics. Buprenorphine can be provided by your primary care provider. Naltrexone can be taken as an injection and the effects last 30 days.

Treatment resources are available for those addicted to opioids. Michigan’s Medicaid program covers many treatment services. For more information on finding treatment resources near you, click here: www.michigan.gov/mentalhealth-addiction-help