Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

MAT is a scientifically supported approach that utilizes medication alongside behavioral therapy to treat addiction. Medications used in MAT work in various ways, depending on the specific substance of abuse. Here’s a breakdown of how MAT can benefit individuals struggling with opioid and alcohol addiction:

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  • Opioid Addiction: MAT medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone can:
    • Reduce Cravings and Withdrawal Symptoms: These medications stabilize the brain’s chemistry, significantly reducing the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms that often trigger relapse.
    • Block the Effects of Opioids: Certain MAT medications like naltrexone act as antagonists, blocking the opioid receptors in the brain, preventing the user from experiencing the pleasurable effects of the drug, even if they take it.
  • Alcohol Addiction: Medications like acamprosate and naltrexone can:
    • Reduce Cravings: These medications can help regulate the brain’s reward system, lessening the intense cravings for alcohol.
    • Moderate Alcohol Consumption: Some medications can help control the urge to drink heavily, promoting moderation.

Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Supports Long-Term Recovery

By addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction, MAT provides a strong foundation for lasting sobriety.

Improves Treatment Retention

Patients are more likely to continue with their treatment plans, leading to higher success rates.

Reduces Cravings and Withdrawal Symptoms

MAT helps manage physical symptoms, making it easier for patients to stay committed to their recovery journey.

Who Can Benefit from MAT?

MAT can be a valuable tool for individuals struggling with moderate to severe addiction to opioids or alcohol. Our team of addiction specialists at Skyward Treatment will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if MAT is right for you. Factors considered may include:

Our Therapeutic Approach

At Skyward Treatment Center, we integrate MAT with a variety of evidence-based therapies to ensure a comprehensive treatment plan. Our approach includes:

Our Care Team

Our dedicated care team is composed of experienced professionals committed to supporting each patient’s recovery journey:

  • Board-Certified Addiction Specialists: Experts in managing and treating substance use disorders.
  • Psychiatrists: Provide comprehensive mental health care and medication management.
  • Therapists: Offer therapeutic support through individual and group sessions.
  • Nurses: Ensure medical safety and monitor patient progress throughout treatment.

Admissions Criteria

We welcome adults aged 18 and older who are battling addictions to alcohol or opioids. Each potential patient undergoes a thorough assessment to determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan tailored to their specific needs.

Start the Admissions Process

Starting your journey to recovery is just a phone call away. Our admissions team is ready to guide you through every step of the process, including a free insurance verification to ensure you get the best care possible.

Get In Touch

Skyward Treatment Center is the premier facility for adults seeking comprehensive, private care for addiction and co-occurring disorders. Skyward Treatment Center is committed to providing top-notch support through our Medication-Assisted Treatment program. Begin your path to a healthier, sober life by contacting us today.

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