Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), is a combination of medication and counseling to treat substance abuse disorders. Combining medication with behavioral therapies has been shown to be beneficial in helping people stay on the road to recovery.
It is crucial to address substance abuse in order to provide quality care in an integrated setting. Many people who have a substance abuse disorder also have other chronic conditions. Integrative care that incorporates substance use screening and treatment can lead to better outcomes for patients.