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MAT ONLY Services

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is used to treat substance use disorders as well as sustain recovery and prevent overdose. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

Our Medical Director along with our Clinical Staff will determine if MAT Only Services are appropriate for you.

Medication Assisted Treatment is an option for some.

Our Medical Director provides:

Opioid Dependency Medications

  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone) – It’s used to aide people struggling to become abstinent from Opioid addictions. It suppresses Opioid withdrawal symptoms while reducing cravings. It works by activating the opioid receptors in the brain, stimulating them as to mimic active use.
  • Naltrexone – Unlike Buprenorphine, Naltrexone doesn’t activate the Opioid receptors sometimes causing euphoric or sedative effects. It binds and blocks the receptors which helps to reduce Opioid cravings. Naltrexone is an injectable medication given 1x monthly which takes the control out of the client’s hands. This eliminates the potential to abuse the medication while allowing the client to focus on their early recovery.

Alcohol Use Disorder Medications

  • Acamprosate, Disulfiram, and Naltrexone are the most commonly used medications to help treat an alcohol use disorder. The Doctor will review your needs and make a decision with you as what would be the best medication to assist you.

You must make an appointment to be considered for MAT Only Treatment. An intake assessment needs to be conducted to determine your eligibility with a follow up visit with our Medical Director. 

Please contact us at 516-825-4242 if you are interested