Medication-Assisted Treatment

MAT done right

MAT

Evidence-based treatments— both medications and behavioral therapies—can save lives and restore people’s health, well-being, and functioning, as well as reduce the spread of infectious diseases and lessen other consequences. – The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids 1

A Foundational MAT Program

The focus of our program at Resolutions Behavioral Health is stabilization. We provide residential detox in a loving therapeutic environment and develop individualized medication plans intended to stabilize brain function and return balance to life.  

We understand that treating a substance use disorder requires a long-term plan and appropriate medication management. In our comfortable and safe setting, we focus on finding the medication, dosage and holistic long-term plan that will reduce cravings, withdrawal, and life-threatening use, while also providing the support needed to return you to a purposeful life.

"My last treatment plan didn't work. how is mat different?"

If you have a chronic illness, like cancer, and go to a doctor, if the chemo doesn’t work, the doctor doesn’t blame you.  Healthcare fields have multiple treatment plans for chronic illnesses, including AIDS, cancer, and diabetes. Substance-use disorder is also a chronic illness and requires a combination of treatments for long-term success.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment is an evidence-based therapy that uses a combination of medications and behavioral counseling therapies to treat substance use disorders. Depending on the prescription regimen, medications can help to control cravings and block psychoactive effects of the substance, leading to improved health outcomes.

Medications used during MAT may include:

  • Suboxone
  • Subutex
  • Buprenorphine
  • Drug replacement therapy
  • Vivitrol
  • Naltrexone

There is a growing demand for the use of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders as evidence builds that MAT saves lives and reduces healthcare costs.

Supportive Therapies with MAT

Medication alone is not enough to provide long-term healing. Resolutions Behavioral health offers a minimum of one hour per week with a psychiatrist practicing proven traditional psychotherapies.

Evidence-based therapies used in combination with our MAT program include:

  • Dialectical -Behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Group therapies
  • Individualized therapy

Throughout our comprehensive treatment program, there will be ongoing supports to help with reconciling the social stigma about MAT and the reality of its life-saving effects.

Education in MAT

Resolutions Behavioral Health understands the stigma that has been attached to medication-assisted treatment programs. Therefore, we set our clients up for success by providing education regarding recovery from a controlled substance.

We prepare clients to handle the questions that are asked about sobriety in MAT. This includes what it means to be using MAT and the effects and purpose of prescription medicines. We empower clients with information on the validity and importance of MAT, dangers of abuse and most-importantly, success rates and its ability to save lives.

A New Step for Everyone

At Resolutions Behavioral Health, we emphasize the importance of life. With more people passing away from opiates than car crashes and heart disease combined, we have a more open-minded approach to saving lives than a faith-based abstinence or a step program. We celebrate the success of those who have achieved a new life in programs such as AA or NA, but recognize they may not be a good fit for everyone.

By teaching SMART recovery and its differences from a 12-step program, we encourage clients to find a recovery group that works for their experiences, beliefs, and long-term success.

Live Free. Live now.

Scientific studies increasingly show that medication-assisted treatment saves more lives than other treatment methods.

The September 2018 report released by the US Surgeon General also noted that individuals receiving buprenorphine with counseling have significantly lower total health care costs than individuals receiving little or no treatment for their opioid use disorder ($13,578 compared to $31,055). (1)

Resolutions Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to saving lives using evidence-based methods. With growing evidence that MAT is an effective treatment for substance use disorders, we are pleased to be on the forefront of this treatment method.

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