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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) can be a useful part of a comprehensive continuum of care for addiction treatment for specific patients.

Our expert clinical team including our physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians will determine if a medication-assisted program is right for you.

Research indicates that drug addiction treatment medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, vivitrol, and naltrexone, combined with counseling, can provide the most effective addiction treatment for specific patients. The Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and other public health organizations have determined that medications in addiction treatment are clinically effective.

When administered during treatment, these medications act as abuse deterrents by reducing the effects of certain drugs, opioids, or alcohol. Certain medications also manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal from a harmful substance, making the detoxification and treatment processes safer and more comfortable. By managing the physical symptoms, patients can focus on identifying root causes of their addiction, changing behaviors, and learning new habits.

Medication-Assisted Treatment at Recovery Centers of America (RCA)
Where clinically appropriate, a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at RCA will be tailored to your medication needs by our expert clinical team. Our doctors can administer or prescribe regular doses of medication, such as Suboxone or Vivitrol for patients who meet the clinical need criteria, in order to help them stay on track during the treatment process.

When you start treatment, RCA will evaluate and assess your physical and mental needs to understand the underlying issues surrounding your substance abuse. If medically warranted, a doctor may prescribe medications to ease your withdrawal symptoms or reduce your cravings. Our evidence-based clinical model ensures medication use is always carefully monitored and controlled.

To get information about Medication-Assisted Treatment at RCA, call 1-800-RECOVERY and ask to speak to a member of our medical team.

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