What is¬†Medication-Assisted Treatment? Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, is defined by several drug policy agencies as a combination of the use of approved treatment drugs with counseling and behavioral therapies. ¬† Under this definition, the treatment drug would be used at the beginning phase of therapy, at the lowest effective dose, for a short period of… Read More

It All Started With Opium Opium is an addictive narcotic drug derived from the unripe seedpods of the opium poppy. The earliest reference to opium growth and use comes from the Sumerians, who referred to it as the “joy plant.” The Sumerians passed it on to the Assyrians, who passed it on to the Egyptians,… Read More