Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Public Health, Substance Use and Mental Health
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

Activity Description

The purpose of the Committee is to support the dissemination of accurate patient-focused information about
treatments for addiction, and to help provide scientific solutions to the current opioid crisis. The Committee will:
will conduct a study of the evidence base on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD).

Specifically, the committee will:

• Review current knowledge and gaps in understanding regarding the effectiveness of MAT for treating OUD,
• Examine available evidence on the range of parameters and circumstances in which MAT can be effectively
delivered (e.g., duration of treatment, populations, settings, and Interventions to address social determinants of health (SDH) as a component of MAT),
• Identify challenges in implementation and uptake, and
• Identify additional research needed on MAT for OUD.

 Based on its review of the literature and input from the public workshop, the committee will develop a report with its findings and conclusions.

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