Treatment Options

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Opioid misuse is serious and treatable. Help is available. Minnesota is working to expand access to effective medication-assisted treatment resources, and Naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses.

Medication Assisted Therapy

Sometimes referred to as MAT, medication assisted therapy helps counteract the negative withdrawal effects and cravings that can affect opioid users. Medication Assisted Therapy helps reduce withdrawal symptoms to help a person safely recover and transition to a life without opioid dependence. Buprenorphine and Naloxone (Suboxone) is a combination drug that helps reduce withdrawal, craving and misuse.


Counseling and 12 step programs are abstinence-based treatment programs within outpatient or residential facility settings.

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