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Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based method of treatment that uses medical interventions and substance abuse counseling, behavioral therapies, and social support in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) that enables clients in their recovery. MAT is one of the most effective and life-changing forms of care that can help chemical-dependent individuals overcome the urge to engage in substance abuse. The combination of MAT and counseling has been found to help individuals to achieve and sustain recovery.



Medications approved by FDA such as Suboxone (a treatment combining buprenorphine and naloxone), Vivitrol (a naltrexone treatment), Subutex, and Sublocade (a buprenorphine treatment), and others are used.



Benefits Of Medication Assisted Treatments

Clients are given prescriptions of these approved medications, when determined necessary, to ease withdrawal symptoms and manage cravings. The prescribed medications work with the dopamine receptors in the human brain just like opioids, but they do not make the individual feel the effects of narcotic. The intervention enables the practitioners to ease the client’s symptoms and keep them comfortable as they go through the period of recovery from opioid addiction.