State Opioid Response MAT Initiative  - ITCMI

State Opioid Response MAT Initiative

  • The State Opioid Response Grant will address the Opioid crisis in our tribal communities. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is used for those with substance use disorders. MAT reduces unmet treatment needs and reduces opioid overdose deaths through prevention, treatment and recovery actions for those with an opioid use disorder. MAT uses the combination of  medicines and therapy for a “whole patient” approach. Research has shown that this approach can help sustain a person in recovery. This initiative also supports evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery support services to address substance use misuse and substance use disorders. There are three MAT FDA approved medicines that are used. Those medicines are Methadone, Naltrexone (Vivitrol), Buprenorphine (Suboxone). Through this project, tribes will build upon their current prevention and treatment activities.