Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
MAT is a whole-person approach that provides effective treatment for opioid use conditions. MAT combines FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder along with counseling and behavioral therapy.
There are many options available to those suffering from the complex and chronic side effects of opioid use disorder. While there is no single approach that works for everyone, medication-assisted treatment with methadone, buprenorphine (Suboxone ®) or naltrexone (Vivitrol®), may help you through it.
What Granite Wellness Centers Provides
Granite Wellness Centers’ wellness team includes providers offering medical expertise to help support your recovery from substance use disorders. Our Medication Assisted program offers buprenorphine (Suboxone ®) or naltrexone (Vivitrol®). We also know that medication alone is not sufficient, so we offer multiple levels of residential and outpatient individual and group counseling options integrated into a holistic experience.
Please note that methadone is dispensed only at specially licensed treatment centers. Granite Wellness Centers can provide referrals for methadone treatment and primary care services.
The choice to include medication, along with treatments like drug and alcohol counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, or mindfulness, is a personal medical decision. Your healthcare provider can help you make informed decisions. Talk with your doctor, or call Granite Wellness Centers for more information.
Treatment doesn’t stop at Medication: Effective addiction treatment addresses the whole person and combines the use of:
- Evidence-based behavioral therapies.
- Relapse prevention programs.
Support groups are offered for anyone participating in Medication Assisted Treatment at Granite Wellness Centers. Behavioral health support is an essential component of medication-assisted treatment for opiate use disorders.
Is MAT Right for Me?
Choosing medication-assisted treatment is an important, individual decision. If any of the statements below apply, MAT could be right for you.
- I am preoccupied with thinking about when I can take my next dose
- I have tried to stop or cut down several times.
- I feel angry if someone talks to me about my opioid use
- I get pills from other sources besides my doctor (friends, family, websites, or the “street”)
If two or more of the above apply to your situation, you may be struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD). Talk with your healthcare practitioner to find out the different options for treatment of OUD and if MAT is an option for you.
Medication-Assisted Treatment Can:
- Improve health
- Restore dreams and ability to achieve them
- Increase opportunities for success
- Support improved relationships with friends, family, and community
Medication-assisted treatment is not an alternative to other care. Rather, it can help stabilize the patient while he or she also receives counseling, therapy, psychosocial support and education in relapse prevention skills – all the things that take time to integrate into a person’s life.
The brain of a chemically dependent person needs time to heal. In this early stage of recovery, the patient often has little impulse control and limited ability to counter the urge to use drugs.
MAT has been shown to be effective. Therapies can empower people to reclaim lives, connect with families, succeed in work, and enjoy positive roles in their communities.
Contact Us Today
Call Granite Wellness Centers to talk with our caring staff and to learn more about Medication-Assisted Treatment.
Warmline (530) 388-0359 or Contact Us