Babies born exposed to opioids grew fivefold in ten years in Arizona

For women who are pregnant and addicted, MAT offers stability and better outcomes because the treatment is medically controlled, avoids the up-and-down cycle of using street drugs and eliminates other risks associated with illicit drug use. While methadone was the standard replacement drug for pregnant women, studies have shown buprenorphine is safer and more effective for pregnant women. Women who get into an MAT program, then wean off the replacement drug, or find a dosage that will work long