Millions of people fall prey to opioids and other substance abuse, and many lose their lives to the condition. Choosing the right program for recovery is vital, as not all treatment programs are the same. This blog explores Medication-Assisted-Treatment, or MAT for heroin and other substances and tries to answer some relevant questions to make you understand the program better. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) uses medications and supplements that help with withdrawal symptoms and aid in recovery. Medical professionals use prescription drugs like Suboxone or Naltrexone to stop patients from craving opioids and lessen withdrawal symptoms. These medications have the approval of the FDA and are safe for use in MAT for heroin and opioid addictions. MAT is affordable and has proven to decrease the likelihood of overdose and relapse.