Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs like New Pathways aim to eliminate the use of prescription painkillers and heroin, as well as the effects for users, their families, and the community at large. Medication-Assisted Treatment with the use of Suboxone has been proven to be an effective treatment for opioid dependence and has proved to be clinically effective and to significantly reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services for these individuals. These programs provide a comprehensive, individualized program of medication and behavioral therapy that addresses the needs of the patients. Patients in MAT programs greatly benefit by gaining back their overall physical and mental health, employability, and relationships with family and community. New Pathways provides a continuity of care through an interdisciplinary approach that meets the needs of our communities, therefore reducing death, disease, crime and overall drug use.