Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

We’ll Help You Break The Cycle Of Addiction.
At Innovative Health, we believe that a better future is possible for everyone. That’s why we offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as part of our recovery plan. In 2021 alone, there were an estimated 78,000 fatal opioid overdoses. Our goal is to reduce fatalities by making the withdrawal process smoother and decreasing the likelihood of relapse.

Innovative Health’s treatment plan effectively uses all of the recovery tools at our disposal, including Medication Assisted Treatment. MAT is part of a comprehensive treatment plan that aims to decrease overdoses by increasing treatment retention, leading to less relapses and improving survival rates.

Ease The Pain Of Withdrawal.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications such as suboxone and naltrexone to either lessen withdrawal symptoms or block opioid receptors, thereby reducing the risk of relapse. MAT, when used in combination with evidence-based therapies, is proven to be effective in treating alcohol and substance use disorder. By taking away the worst effects of withdrawal and blocking the brain from future opioid reception, Innovative Health sets our clients up for long-term success in recovery.

Studies have shown that MAT reduces overdose deaths by more than 50%. Although MAT is not a cure for substance use disorder, it is an effective method of treating and managing withdrawal symptoms. Clients who have a greater dependence on substances may need to partake in MAT for a longer period of time as their treatment. The ultimate goal is to remove the dependence on substance use.

Find The Right Medication For You.
Innovative Health uses MAT primarily to treat opioid use disorder, or the addiction to opioids. Opoiods are a wide category of drugs, ranging from prescription medications such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, to street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl. Opioids are considered highly addictive drugs, which is why the use of MAT in recovery treatment is so important.

Under medical supervision, our staff administers medications such as suboxone or naltrexone to the patient in order to lessen withdrawal symptoms and diminish drug cravings. These medications accomplish this by blocking the opioid receptors from receiving any euphoric effects from substance use. Learn more about how we use each medication to treat substance use disorder.

Suboxone is a semi-synthetic opioid that treats withdrawal symptoms for opioid use disorder. Suboxone’s active ingredients are buprenorphine and naloxone. This medication works to lessen withdrawal symptoms by reducing drug cravings.

Suboxone can actually counteract an active opioid overdose, and has a low potential for addiction when taken as prescribed. This medication is administered under medical supervision, so clients are only allowed the prescribed amount.

Naltrexone is the other medication we offer. It is a long-acting opioid blocking agent that works by blocking the brain’s opioid receptors. Naltrexone is used to treat both opioid addiction and alcohol use disorders. Patients will begin taking Naltrexone after detox, as it does not relieve withdrawal symptoms. This medication is also administered under medical supervision.

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