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What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies is effective in the treatment of substance use disorders, and can help some people to sustain recovery. MAT is a whole person approach that provides effective treatment for opioid and alcohol use disorder. MAT combines FDA-approved medications to treat these disorders along with counseling and behavioral therapy in the comfort and privacy of the Health Services Agency Clinics.
The medications Buprenorphine (for opiod use disorder) and Naltrexone (for opiod and alcohol use disorder) suppresses cravings and allows people to get back to their lives. Some people are on this medication for short periods of time while others remain on it for years or even lifelong to prevent relapse.
What is the MAT Team?
We are a team of Health Services Agency healthcare providers, addiction counselors, case managers, registered nurses, medical assistants, and behavioral health specialists dedicated to supporting our patients in their recovery from substance use disorder through an integrated, patient-centered approach.
We work with each person to develop an individualized treatment plan to provide support through recovery.
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