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If you or a loved one are struggling with opioid use disorder, know that treatment works and recovery is possible. Opioid use disorder can be successfully treated with a combination of medications, counseling and behavioral therapies designed to treat the whole person. Convenient treatment options are available in communities all over Washington, including through tribal health providers.

Medications for Opioid Use
Disorder (MOUD)

 

Everyone’s journey to recovery is different. Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) or Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) are the most effective treatment, in combination with other therapies. Below are the kinds of medications used to treat opioid use disorder, and how they can meet different needs.

BUPRENORPHINE/SUBOXONE®

Prevents opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings to focus on recovery

Blocks the effects of other drugs if person relapses

Can be offered in any medical setting that has a DATA 2000 waived prescriber

Comes in several forms: a pill, a film under the tongue, as a 6-month implant under the skin or as a monthly injectable form.

Available to pregnant and parenting

METHADONE

Prevents opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings to focus on recovery

Effective for people who suffer from severe and chronic pain 

Dispensed only in specialty regulated clinics

Comes in liquid or pill form

Available to pregnant and parenting women

Blocks the effects of Opioid drugs if a person relapses

NALTREXONE/VIVITROL®/REVIA®

Blocks the effects of other drugs if person relapses

Can be offered in any medical setting

Comes in daily pill or monthly injection

Works for both opioids and alcohol 

What can a journey to recovery look like? Visit our Recovery page.

pregnant and parenting women

 

Taking opioids during pregnancy may cause premature birth, birth defects, and drug withdrawal called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

If you or a loved one is expecting, it is important to take steps now for a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a healthy you. You are not alone and seeking treatment is a positive step for you and your baby’s future.

Treatment is most effective when it includes medication along with mental, emotional, spiritual, and cultural support.

Medication can stop and prevent withdrawal and reduce opioid cravings, allowing you to focus on your recovery and caring for your baby. Buprenorphine and Methadone are safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Talk with your doctor, tribal behavioral health provider, or other health care professional about the best treatment for you and your baby.

Do you work with pregnant or parenting women?

View our Partner Resources to download educational materials.Partner Resources

start a Moud program

 

For Tribes or organizations interested in starting a MOUD program, download the Implementing a Treatment Program that Utilizes Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder presentation from the Washington State Health Care Authority to learn more about the process.

To start the conversation about MOUD with your organization and leadership, you can also download the Introduction to Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder presentation.

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