What is Monotherapy?

In addiction treatment, monotherapy refers to using a single medication to treat substance use disorders. This approach involves prescribing a single medication, such as methadone or buprenorphine, to help manage withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and prevent relapse.

Monotherapy is often used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs and is considered to be an effective approach to managing addiction, especially when combined with behavioral therapy and support. However, the success of monotherapy as a treatment approach depends on the specific needs of the individual patient and the type of substance being used. In some cases, combination therapy may be more effective.

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