Opioid Agonist Treatment

Opioid agonist medications prescribed for the treatment of opioid use disorder. OAT is typically provided in conjunction with provider-led counselling; long-term substance-use monitoring (e.g., regular assessment, follow-up, and urine drug tests); comprehensive preventive and primary care; and referrals to psychosocial treatment interventions, psychosocial supports, and specialist care as required. In this document, OAT refers to long-term (>6 months) treatment with an opioid agonist medication that has an evidence base for use in the treatment of opioid use disorder (BCCSU, 2019).
opioid agonist treatment
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