Addiction Treatment

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

April 7th, 2017

Medication-Assisted Treatment is supported by many medical and legislative groups as a key tool in helping to fight the nation’s opioid crisis. To learn more about what exactly is Medication-Assisted Treatment and how it can help an individual’s addiction treatment, watch the short video below:

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.


Transcript

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of addiction medicines to fight opioid and alcohol dependence. It is often suggested for people whose cravings are so strong that they are unable to focus on their recovery.

Common addiction medicines include: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. These medications block the effects of opioids and alcohol, regaining control of the brain. They help by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms, lowering the risk of relapse, and increasing focus. Addiction medicine must be administered by a licensed professional. MAT works best when paired with counseling and behavioral therapy.

If you or a loved one needs help, call Mountainside at 888 833 4676 to speak with one of our admissions specialists. We can help you get the treatment you need to overcome your addiction.