With Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) becoming the go-to approach for fighting the opioid crisis, a lot of buzzwords and comparisons are thrown around.

“Gold standard” is the most common label, and because the model is centered around giving patients medications like Suboxone and Methadone, you’ll hear the words “miracle drug” used often. To anyone who questions the ideology of substituting powerful opioid narcotics for illegal drugs like heroin, or opposes the new school of treatment, you’ll hear frequent accusatory cries of stigma and shaming.

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with substance abuse for over 20 years. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise he utilized his website, Addicted.org, and community outreach as a way to spread awareness. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation.

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