Valor Now Offers Outpatient Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

By Misty Long
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1:52 pm in
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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use addiction. This means that treatment for some individuals with opioid (and other) addictions could include FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a “whole-patient” approach in the treatment of substance use addiction.

Valor's Outpatient MAT program is clinically driven and tailored to meet each client's needs. Treatments include FDA-approved medications such as products containing Naltrexone (oral Naltrexone or Vivitrol) and Buprenorphine products (i.e.. Suboxone) as prescribed by our medical professionals, included as part of an overall outpatient treatment program.

MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids, which includes heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates.  MAT can also be used for alcohol cravings.   Medication Assisted Treatment can normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions.  Learn about substance use disorders that MAT is designed to address.

Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat many people with substance use disorders. MAT can also help some people sustain recovery.

MAT has been shown to have many benefits including improving patient survival, increasing retention in treatment, increasing patients' ability to gain and maintain employment, and improving birth outcomes for women who have substance use disorders and are pregnant.

The ultimate goal of Valor Recovery Center’s MAT program is full recovery, including the ability for clients to live a sober, self-directed life.

If you, or someone you love, is struggling with addiction and ready to get help, Call Us Now at 330-330-8777 . We can answer all your questions and get you started on your recovery journey.