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 and obtain a waiver from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide MAT.

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

Note: if you are looking for controlled substance CME classes, click here.

General MAT Resources

Getting started

Online MAT training opportunities


Low Cost (<$100)

None at this time

In Person MAT CME Opportunities

Low Cost (<$100)

Know of any upcoming free or low cost MAT training courses? Email