There are a number of different options you have for treating an opioid addiction, including behavioral health treatment and various medication-assisted treatments (MAT). The MATs combine behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. Below are three options for opioid addiction treatment: behavorial health treatment, buprenorphine treatment centers (one type of MAT), and all MAT providers.
Unlike methadone treatment, which must be performed in a highly structured clinic, buprenorphine is the first medication to treat opioid dependency that is permitted to be prescribed or dispensed in physician offices, significantly increasing treatment access. Find information on locating physicians and treatment programs authorized to treat opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, here.