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Medically Assisted Treatment is the standard of care for opioid use disorder

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0 | April 17th, 2018

It was a honor meeting Dr Elinore F. McCance-Katz, first assistant secretary for mental health and substance use with the Department of Health and Human Services at the American Society of Addiction Medicine Conference in San Diego.

“Medically assisted treatment ,” said Elinore F. McCance-Katz, first assistant secretary for mental health and substance use with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. McCance-Katz spoke Friday to thousands of psychiatrists and other health and social work professionals at the annual conference of the American Society of Addiction Medicine in San Diego.

Medicines like methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone are used to help people who have addictions to opioids including heroin and fentanyl. The persistence of methadone and the emergence of buprenorphine as weapons in the battle against addiction is viewed with skepticism by supporters of strict abstinence from all narcotics.

https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/leadership/biographies/elinore-mccance-katz

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