Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with methadone or buprenorphine has been shown to be more effective at reducing the use of illicit opioids, the risk of drug-related overdose, and overall healthcare costs, on average, compared to abstinence-based addiction treatments for individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD). Individuals who are adherent to MAT are more likely to experience positive outcomes.
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Bicycle Health is the leading telehealth provider of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in the United States, offering an evidence-based clinical care model that includes FDA-approved Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT), access to a highly-trained team of medical experts, therapy, a customized treatment plan, and peer support groups. Bicycle Health’s mission is to address the country’s number one public health crisis by helping to reduce stigmas associated with opioid addiction and providing access to affordable, convenient, and confidential tele-MOUD treatment for individuals in need. The company’s “whole person” approach to treatment encourages patients to focus on their life passions and goals, which has been shown to play a vital role in recovery.