Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the combination of evidence-based therapies with medications and is usually used in treating opioid and alcohol addiction.
One common situation that occurs in substance use dependence and the recovery process is the strong urge to use, even after detox and treatment. While these cravings are a normal occurrence for individuals who are trying to stay sober, they can hamper the treatment process and heighten the chances for relapse. The good news, however, is that there are certain medications that have been proven to be successful in assisting people to overcome the urges, thereby increasing rates of maintaining abstinence.
Some of these medications include buprenorphine, Probuphine, methadone, naloxone, naltrexone, disulfiram, acamprosate, and more.
We know that medication alone is not enough in helping you achieve and sustain long-term sobriety. With that in mind, our addiction treatment program targets you as we make effective use of evidence-based behavioral therapies, education, and relapse prevention programs – all in addition to medication.