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Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction

There are a lot of common misconceptions around medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for addiction. Many still believe MAT simply substitutes one drug for another.

That is just simply not the case.

Harmony Place is licensed to offer medication-assisted treatment during the detox stage of treatment. Continue reading to learn all about what to expect in MAT here.

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Did you know MAT is actually used to help relieve the withdrawal symptoms and reduce the psychological cravings caused by the chemical imbalances in the body?

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What Is Medication Assisted Treatment?

Harmony Place doesn’t function as a stereotypical methadone or Suboxone clinic. In cases like those, the drug itself is the main, or only, form of treatment, and clients are often required to return to the clinic every day to get their next dose. This is not a sound long-term strategy.

In MAT, any medications dispensed are just one piece of the larger puzzle of addiction treatment. The medication is used in conjunction with other forms of clinical, evidence-based and holistic therapy.

If a client must be prescribed a certain medication, our physicians only do so thoughtfully and as needed. Clients who are place on a detox medication regimen are usually tapered off the drug when it is safe to do so.

Prescribing medication during detox is only done to specifically treat the harsher symptoms of withdrawal – not to simply replace the client’s original addiction with a slightly less risky drug. After all, people rely on medication to manage other chronic conditions. Since addiction is a disease, it makes sense to retain the option to use medication when necessary.

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Which Drugs Can Be Used in Medication Assisted Treatment?

When discussing MAT, it usually has to do with treating heroin and opioid addictions. Here are the three main drugs (and their brand names) that may be used in MAT:

  • Methadone (Methadose or Dolophine)
  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone or Zubsolv)
  • Naltrexone (Vivitrol) – sometimes used to reduce cravings upon discharge
Frequently Asked Questions

MAT Frequently Asked Questions

We hear a number of different questions when it comes to medication-assisted treatment. Here are the most common questions we hear, and our response to them:

Is every client required to take medication during the detox process?

What is sub-acute detox?

Do any professional medical organizations endorse MAT?

Are there any other medications you may prescribe to clients overcoming alcohol addiction?

What other forms of treatment do you use beyond MAT?

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