Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a form of addiction recovery that involves both therapy and medically-supervised pharmaceutical care. Medications used in MAT must be approved by the FDA and administered by licensed physicians who meet a series of stringent standards for addiction medicine. MAT is most effective for people trying to overcome opioid addiction because the medicine we use helps block the effects of opioids on the brain.
How Does Medication-Assisted Treatment Work?
MAT relies on two central components: an opioid-blocking medicine such as naltrexone, methadone, or buprenorphine and ongoing clinical addiction therapy and support. While the medicine blocks the effectiveness of opioid drugs in the brain, clinical therapy helps clients learn the tools and skills they need to live more fulfilling sober lives.
MAT at Solution Based Treatment
At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, we believe in providing our clients with the best possible research-supported treatments available in the field. That’s why we’re proud to include MAT as an option for our clients who are struggling with opioid addiction and could benefit from additional support from carefully supervised medical interventions.
After they complete our detox programs, all clients receive information about MAT, including the positives and negatives of the treatment, to make an informed decision. Participation is voluntary and is fully supervised by our medical team. We currently use three different varieties of anti-craving medication for clients:
- Oral Naltrexone
- Injectable Naltrexone (Vivitrol)
Clients undergo a sensitivity test prior to being administered medication to ensure it will be properly received.
Supervised Treatment and Care
A key element of MAT at Solution Based is supervision from our medical team, which includes MD, PA, and CMA professionals. Our team has extensive experience in addiction medicine, including overseeing and managing pharmaceutical treatments such as Vivitrol, Suboxone, and methadone for recovery alongside therapy and other clinical treatments.
Insurance Accepted for Medication-Assisted Treatment
Many insurance providers support MAT and provide coverage to assist with treatment. If you’re a good candidate for MAT, talk to us about whether your health insurance carrier provides MAT coverage and how to get started with the recovery process.
- Our medical team will evaluate your recovery needs and determine if you’re a good candidate for MAT.
- Once selected for MAT, you’ll be closely monitored by our medical team to ensure appropriate dosage and treatment.
- As your treatment continues, our medical team will make recommendations to wean you off of pharmaceutical interventions when appropriate.
Contact Solution Based Treatment & Detox to learn more about your treatment options and discuss how our recovery programs can help get you on the road to recovery.
Addiction and Medication-Assisted Treatment
The extended use of psychoactive drugs fundamentally changes the brain of an addicted person. If you have developed an addiction to a substance that is harming your health, dreams, family, relationships, and future, a medication-assisted treatment program at SBT&D can help you get your life back. Research illustrates that providing access to stable housing, medication-assisted treatment, a positive support network, and transitional assistance increase the rates of success in California addiction treatment centers.
If you have concerns about medication-assisted treatment, we don’t blame you. People who–for many reasons–fear the unknown sometimes use dangerous drugs to assuage that fear. We know that a person’s genetic makeup, personal experiences, and lack of effective coping skills often point them toward becoming chemically dependent on a substance that will destroy their existence. It’s not fair, but it’s reality.
There is no reason to fight addiction without assistance. At SBT you won’t find fancy “therapies;” we offer practical, research-backed solutions that work. Call us today to learn more at 833.999.1941.