Improve patient survival
Increase treatment retention
Decrease illicit opioid use
Decrease criminal activity related to those with substance use disorders
Increases patients’ ability to become employed and maintain their employment
Improves birth outcomes for women who are pregnant while receiving medication-assisted treatment
These medications, when combined with therapies to form a medication-assisted treatment plan, can eliminate and/or minimize several challenges recovering addicts and alcoholics would have faced. When the path towards recovery is as clear as possible, patients get the best possible shot at developing full-fledged sobriety and maintaining it for a lifetime.