New App Supports Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdoses from opioids, including prescription pharmaceuticals and heroin, killed more than 28 million people in 2014. That's more than any year on record. As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opioid initiative, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) developed MATx, a free mobile app that provides immediate access to information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.

MATx helps practitioners provide effective, evidence-based care to patients living with an opioid use disorder. The app features: 

  • Information on medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of opioid use disorder and treatment approaches for practitioners;
  • Clinical support tools, such as treatment guidelines, ICD-10 coding, and continuing education opportunities; and
  • Access to critical helplines and SAMHSA's treatment locators. 

MATx is available for free download on Apple and Android mobile devices. 

Action, Dec. 15, 2016

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December 15, 2016

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