MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) combines the use of prescription medications with counseling and therapy to provide a “whole-patient” approach to treating opioid use disorders.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Medication-Assisted Treatment is used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers. It helps normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative effects of the substance used. MAT is also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdose. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for many people struggling with addiction, MAT is one of the most effective way to help sustain recovery.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

One of our medical professionals will prescribe Buprenorphine (Subutex or Suboxone) to help ease withdrawal and keep craving at bay. Our facility does not offer methadone as an option for medication-assisted treatment. This treatment can be administered in the long-term and individuals are then able to taper off of the medication. Along with receiving medication, clients must attend outpatient therapy sessions, including some groups specific to those individuals who participate in the MAT program.

Individuals can be admitted into the MAT program while enrolled in one of our residential programs or after discharging from our Detoxification program based on the client’s needs. The MAT program is currently not open to walk-ins.

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