• Opioid overdose is the number one leading cause of death in adults under the age of 50.
  • Many ED Physicians fail to recognize that offering MAT (medication assisted therapy) to victims of opiate overdose is one of the most effective interventions we can offer in medicine.
  • 1 in 2 using high-dose buprenorphine (≥ 16 mg) had retention in treatment – meaning NNT of 2!

Further Reading:

TheNNT – Opioid Use Disorder