A map to medication in Washington’s opioid epidemic

There’s a new tool in Washington state to combat the opioid epidemic.

The MAT Locator is an online map that shows where people can get medications that treat opioid addiction, such as Buprenorphine and Methadone.

Treatment drugs – not detox – are one of the best ways to manage addiction.

But they can be difficult to get, according to University of Washington principal research scientist Caleb Banta-Green.