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Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, aims to help users, families, and communities by reducing illegal painkiller and heroin use and the consequences that come with recreational use and illegality. Medication-Assisted Treatment, in tandem with Methadone, has proven success in its treatment and is one of the most studied treatment methods for maintaining independence from opioids. MAT greatly benefits patients seeking North Carolina heroin addiction in their communities by restoring physical stability and improving health and home stability, family and community relationships, and increasing employability. By controlling use and treatment, the result is a reduction in crime, reduced rates of death and disease and a permanent decrease in drug use.

Positive outcomes of providing MAT services within a community:

  • Contributions to public safety and neighborhoods
    • Reductions in painkiller and heroin addiction
    • Reductions in criminal behaviors
    • Improvements with social interactions, domestic relationships and child rearing
  • Community health and wellness improvements
    • Communicable diseases, including HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C and other blood-borne pathogens see reductions in appearance rates
    • Public service centers are more able to provide emergency, trauma, and urgent care with increased efficiency and efficacy
    • Patient health and pregnancy outcomes have improved successes
    • Opioid dependent citizens experienced greatly reduced mortality rates
  • Productivity improvements
    • An increase in patient employment opportunities
    • Everyday citizens, like lawyers, engineers, secretaries, roofers, and teachers. among many others, perform at work and for their clients
    • Socioeconomic growth by community contributions from opioid dependent citizens

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