M A T
MEDICATION ASSISTED THERAPY
Relapse can be a normal part of recovery. Our dedicated team of specialists can guide you through the many transitions that affect your addiction recovery.
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, communities across the country face increased demands for prevention and substance use services.
Young adult’s heroin use more than doubled in the past decade.
More than 90 percent of people who use heroin also use at least one other drug.
45 percent of people who use heroin are also addicted to prescription opioid painkillers.
Prescription opioid drug overdoses increased threefold in three years.
To combat this crisis we offer evidence-based practices such as medication assisted treatment (MAT).
Medications such as buprenorphine consistently prove effective in treating opioid use disorder.
How Does It Work?
MAT can work in one of two ways. Your provider can give opiates that activate the same receptors but are absorbed into the blood over a longer period of time — staving off withdrawal symptoms and breaking a psychological link between taking a drug and immediately feeling high.
Your doctor can also give an opioid antagonist — a non-opioid drug that sits on those same receptors and blocks them — so that if relapse occurs, you won’t feel anything.