University of Colorado Hospital emergency rooms offer new initiatives to slow addiction in a new generation

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital MAT programsMAT is a combination of behavioral therapy and medication. Those medications include methadone and buprenorphine, which are considered safer alternative opioid medications to help with withdrawals. People can also take naltrexone to help with cravings afterward. However, Dr. Stader said only three emergency rooms in Colorado currently offer it: University of Colorado, Denver Health and St. Anthony’s Hospital. All of them are in the Denver metro area. READ THE FULL STORY