Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Use Disorder

January 5, 2021 – Article by Jim Harrington, MSU Extension, and Dr. Laurence Yung, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of East Jordan Family Health Center

People can recover from opioid dependence or misuse with treatment, counseling and support.

Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a significant public health issue in almost all communities in Michigan. It affects many people, including individuals, families, emergency responders and those within the health care system. Opioid overdoses continue to be a preventable cause of death across all age ranges. OUD from prescription opioids often starts with treatment of a medical issue such as surgery, an accident, dental procedures, chronic pain, or an injury. In those who may be susceptible, opioid use may lead to dependence and/or misuse.

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To learn more about opioid use disorder and what you can do to support prevention, treatment, and recovery in your community, please visit MSU Extension’s MiSUPER website.