Getting started with MAT

Addiction is a disease of the brain and it is undertreated. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is gaining support and momentum at the national and state levels as a critical tool in the fight against opioid use disorder. MAT involves the use of specific prescription medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce psychological cravings in patients with opioid use disorder. When combined with counseling and other behavioral health services, MAT has been shown to reduce illicit drug use and overdose deaths.

Practitioners must complete training, obtain a waiver from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and register with the state Department of Health and Human Services to lawfully provide MAT to patients.

The resources on this page can help you learn more about getting started with MAT.

General MAT Resources

Getting started

Online MAT training opportunities

Free

In Person MAT CME Opportunities

Free

June

Low Cost (<$100)

June

September