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Quick Reference Guide
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Medications
and Pharmacy Benefit Coverage
Medications are available to help people stop using opiates or alcohol. The medications may reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. When combined with counseling, medications can increase the chance of successful treatment. Refer to the list below to learn which medications are approved by the FDA to help relieve problems with opiates or alcohol.
Opioid use problems can be helped with the following medications:
- Generic Suboxone*
*Indicates Buprenorphine-based medication that requires a prescriber have a DEA waiver, 8 hours of training, and a limited number of patients.
⁺Methadone is only offered in federally licensed programs that are required to offer counseling services and urine drug screens
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) has three FDA–approved medications:
Prescribers can help you decide which will work best for you. Since not all prescribers offer the same treatment, New Directions is here to help connect you with the right one. Contact New Directions by calling the phone number on the back of your insurance card.
MAT Medication Pharmacy Benefit Coverage
Your pharmacy benefit manager can explain which medications are covered by your health plan policy. They can also describe how insurance can help with costs. Contact your pharmacy manager by calling the phone number on the back of your insurance card. For help contacting your pharmacy benefit manager, please call New Directions.
This is for informational purposes only. As with all medication-assisted treatments, you should contact your physician or other health care professional for further advice.