Opioid and Alcohol Brief Guides
Subject: Improve Your Patients’ Health: Learn About MAT for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder
You may have patients that are misusing opioids or abusing alcohol. These patients could benefit from medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Help improve your patients’ health by learning about MAT for opioid and alcohol use disorder from these two brief guides. Each brief guide, written for primary care and specialty providers, covers the range of care involving MAT, including referrals to care as appropriate.
The opioid brief guide—Clinical Use of Extended- Release Injectable Naltrexone in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: A Brief Guide - highlights information on the use of extended-release injectable naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorder along with other MAT options.
The alcohol brief guide— Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide - summarizes information on the four medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of alcohol use disorder, the prevention of relapse to alcohol use, or both.