DEA supporting Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Recovery Efforts in Rural Communities

The DEA is providing support in improving access to MAT (medication-assisted treatment), especially in rural communities where those suffering with an opioid use disorder are affected the hardest and are very limited in their treatment options.

“Thankfully, prescription opioid overdose deaths have declined more than 13 percent, but thousands of Americans still suffer from addiction and opioid use disorder,” said Uttam Dhillon, DEA Acting Admin.

“Today’s proposal is an important step to improve access to medication-assisted therapy, a successful evidence-based practice to treat opioid dependence. DEA is committed to ensuring that these tools and resources are available to everyone, especially in rural areas where treatment options may be limited.”

This newly published proposal will allow easier registration for MAT.

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