Medication-Assisted Treatment Overview

Through medication-assisted treatment (MAT), we provide you with scientifically-proven addiction medications to help you overcome your dependence to opioids and alcohol. Available throughout our continuum of care, addiction medications  — combined with counseling and behavioral therapy — are powerful tools in the fight against addiction. MAT helps you stay on the path towards long-term, sustainable recovery. 

Individualized Addiction Treatment

At Mountainside, we know that for some individuals, medication-assisted treatment can be a life-saving. Therefore, our expert team will evaluate your health, history of use, and recovery goals to determine whether MAT is right for you. If so, our medical professionals will provide you with a customized plan that meets your needs. Throughout your treatment, they closely monitor your progress, making dosage adjustments as needed. Working closely with you and your clinician, our medical team evaluates your recovery goals and determines whether a maintenance dosage or a medical taper is best for you. 

Clinical Therapy 

Addiction medications have proven most effective when paired with counseling and behavioral therapy. And so, clinical treatment is an integral component of our MAT program. As you transition through the various phases of treatment, you have access to a wide-array of clinical offerings tailored to where you are in your recovery. By addressing both your physical and psychological dependence to alcohol and opioids, your chance for a lasting recovery significantly increases. 

Addiction Treatment Medications

As part of our MAT program, we offer several addiction medication options to help reduce your cravings and minimize physical withdrawal symptoms, such as abdominal cramping, nausea, muscle aches and pains, and severe headaches.

Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)

Highly effective prescription medication used in the treatment of opioid addiction. Available as a film strip that dissolves under the tongue, this addiction medicine needs to be taken daily under medical supervision.

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Sublocade (buprenorphine extended-release)

Extended-release formulation of buprenorphine used to treat opioid addiction. Available as a monthly injection, administered by a certified healthcare professional.

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Vivitrol (naltrexone extended-release)

Extended-release formulation of naltrexone used to treat alcoholism and opioid addiction. Available as a monthly injection, administered by a certified healthcare professional.

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While Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone), Sublocade (buprenorphine extended-release), and Vivitrol (naltrexone extended-release) can be effective tools in combating alcohol and drug addiction, medication-assisted treatment may not be appropriate for all individuals. It is important to seek the guidance of licensed addiction treatment professionals to determine if MAT is right for you or a loved one. To learn more about the program or if your insurance covers MAT, call us today.

Mountainside's MAT program is available in three locations — Canaan, CT, Wilton, CT, and Chappaqua, NY

All locations offer flexible hours for medication management appointments and counseling to fit your life schedule. 

We work with most private insurance, and many policies offer some MAT coverage.