MATx: A Mobile App

Supporting the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
21
Oct

MATx: A Mobile App to Support the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

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In 2015, nearly 2.4 million Americans had an opioid use disorder1 and close to 80 percent of these individuals did not receive treatment.2

MATx empowers health care practitioners to provide effective, evidence-based care for opioid use disorders. This free app supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as those who plan to do so in the future.

MATx features include:

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  • Information on treatment approaches and medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of opioid use disorders
  • A buprenorphine prescribing guide, which includes information on the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 waiver process and patient limits
  • Clinical support tools, such as treatment guidelines, ICD-10 coding, and recommendations for working with special populations
  • Access to critical helplines and SAMHSA’s treatment locators.

For more information on MAT, visit the MATx Webpage

 


1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 16-4984, NSDUH Series H-51). Rockville, MD. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FFR1-2015/NSDUH-FFR1-2015/NSDUH-FFR1-2015.htm.

2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Pocket Guide (HHS Publication No. SMA 16-4892PG). Rockville, MD. Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA16-4892PG.

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