Three types of medications used for opioid addiction
1.Agonists – effects are less intense, come on more slowly, and last longer.
2.Partial agonists – effect is weaker than full agonists.
3.Antagonists- Blocks the receptor so the effect is blocked or greatly diminished.
Two categories of MAT –
Medications to treat opioid use disorders (3 FDA approved medications)
Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone (Vivitrol)
Naloxone (Suboxone) – used to prevent opioid overdose deaths
Medications to treat alcohol use disorders (3 FDA approved medications)
Acamprosate (Campral), Disulfiram (Antabuse), and Naltrexone (Vivitrol)