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Medication-Assisted Treatment Program


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man talks with therapist in a medication-assisted treatment programAddiction is a serious disease and requires a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counseling, behavioral therapies, and medication. While some may think that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a shortcut or an excuse not to get sober, it’s actually one of the most successful treatment methods for long-lasting recovery. At Roaring Brook Recovery, we recognize the importance of MAT and provide medication-assisted treatment as part of our comprehensive approach to addiction treatment.

Through this evidence-based approach, participants learn to manage their addiction and transition into a healthier lifestyle of recovery. Call us at 855.590.9944 to learn more about our addiction treatment programs and how medication-assisted treatment can help you heal.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

MAT is a type of treatment for addiction that combines medication, counseling, and behavioral therapies. It is useful in alleviating withdrawal symptoms, reducing cravings, and preventing relapses. Addiction is a complex disease that affects the brain’s reward system, and medication can help in rewiring the brain to reduce dependency on substances. MAT works by blocking the effects of drugs and alcohol or reducing the symptoms of withdrawal, making it easier for participants to focus on their recovery.

How MAT Supports Lasting Recovery

MAT has been shown to be effective in treating substance abuse disorders. It helps participants stabilize their condition by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms, allowing them to focus on other aspects of their recovery. MAT can also lower the risk of overdose and significantly decrease the rates of criminal activity associated with addiction. By combining medication with counseling and behavioral therapies, MAT can help participants regain control over their lives and decrease the risk of relapse.

Why Stigma Surrounding MAT Keeps People from Seeking Treatment

Despite the efficacy of MAT, the stigma surrounding it is a significant barrier to access. Misconceptions about dependency on medication and concerns about being judged by others prevent people from seeking MAT treatment. The belief that MAT is a crutch and that it is not a “real” treatment is incorrect and can be extremely harmful to those who need it. It is crucial to understand that addiction is a chronic condition, and MAT is a valid form of treatment.

What Are the Medications Used in Roaring Brook Recovery’s MAT Program?

Roaring Brook Recovery’s MAT program includes a range of medications so we can tailor treatment to our participants’ needs.

Medications used in our MAT program include:

  • Oral naltrexone – This opioid antagonist blocks the effects of opioids, making it difficult to get high and reducing cravings.
  • Vivitrol injections – This long-acting injectable is used to prevent relapse in those who have already detoxed from opioids or alcohol.
  • Suboxone – This medication combines buprenorphine, which helps reduce craving, and naloxone, an opioid antagonist.
  • Sublocade – This medication is a monthly injection that provides a more gradual delivery of buprenorphine to help people in recovery manage their cravings between appointments.

At Roaring Brook Recovery, we understand the importance of MAT and make sure our participants have access to the medications they need during their treatment journey.

Call Roaring Brook Recovery to Get Started

Medication-assisted treatment is a valuable treatment option for individuals struggling with addiction. Roaring Brook Recovery’s MAT program, which includes oral naltrexone, Vivitrol injections, Suboxone, and Sublocade, provides participants with a safe and effective way to break the cycle of addiction. While the stigma surrounding MAT might keep some from seeking treatment, it is important to remember that MAT is an evidence-based approach to addiction recovery. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, don’t wait another day to get help. Call Roaring Brook Recovery today at 855.590.9944 or reach out online to start your journey of lasting sobriety.