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The Legal Action Center’s MAT Advocacy Toolkit can help you fight for your right to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. MAT involves the use of medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) and injectable naltrexone (Vivitrol), in combination with counseling. Dozens of studies have shown that MAT reduces illicit drug use, crime, and communicable disease. Yet courts, probation, parole, and child welfare officials often force people to stop MAT against their doctor’s recommendation.
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Legal Action Center
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Drug addiction with the american Disabilities Act (ACA) and how that relates to employment.
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Job Accommodation Network
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Patient Rights: Confidentiality and Consent

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This is a patient handout to inform patients about their rights when undergoing office-based buprenorphine treatment.

Patient Rights: Confidentiality and Consent

As a patient getting treatment for a substance use disorder, your personal and medical
information is protected under United States confidentiality law. This law states that your provider
is not allowed to tell anyone the reason you are being treated, without your permission. Providers
and treatment programs that provide addiction treatment are not even allowed to tell anyone
whether or not you are a patient.

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Derechos de los pacientes: confidencialidad y consentimiento (Patient Rights: Confidentiality and Consent (en Español))

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This patient handout explains how consent and confidentiality are respected as a part of drug treatment.

Como un paciente que recibe tratamiento por un desorden del consumo de drogas, su
información personal y médica es protegida bajo la ley de confidencialidad de los Estados
Unidos. Esta ley declara que su médico no puede decir a nadie la razón por su tratamiento sin
el permiso de usted. Los médicos y programas del tratamiento que proveen tratamiento para la
adicción ni siquiera pueden decir que usted es un paciente.

Consentimiento del paciente

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Guidance on the legal rights of individuals with alcohol and drug problems to help patients understand how they are protected from discrimination.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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