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Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose.


Pharmacists are allowed to dispense naloxone under a non-patient specific naloxone standing order authorized by a health care practitioner.


Discussing an emergency overdose/poisoning/oversedation plan and naloxone prescribing is an essential component of that dialogue.