Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Recovery By The Sea’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) track provides patients with a long-term detoxification solution that helps reduce the risk of relapse during and after treatment.

Our MAT track, which is typically 3-12 months in duration, offers medications to reduce cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms such as Naltrexone, Vivitrol, and Suboxone. These medications are often a necessary feature of the treatment process, and we strictly follow guidelines and oversee to whom they are prescribed, how they are used, and for how long.

Who is Outpatient Detox / MAT For?

Our MAT track is managed as a long-term detox taper from opioids for those patients who are unable to sustain sobriety in abstinence-based programs. Our center dispenses low but effective doses that are a temporary risk- and craving-reducing component of the program, instead of an indefinite substitution for the substances previously used.

Is our Outpatient Detox / MAT Program right for you or your loved one?

While no one can make this decision for you, its best to consider what Medication-Assisted Treatment is, how it works and what it offers to see if our program matches your needs. Some of the questions you can ask yourself are:

  • Do you have trouble maintaining your sobriety in abstinence-based treatment programs?
  • Do you commonly relapse upon treatment completion or while in treatment?
  • Do you want to be able to stay clean with the assistance of craving-reducing medications while working on your long-term goal of obtaining and sustaining long-term, total abstinence?
  • Are you willing to take medications as prescribed and for the sole purpose of helping you maintain your sobriety while receiving treatment?
"Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA- approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders."

- SAMHSA

What our OP Detox / MAT program is made of

Our MAT track begins with a psychiatric assessment to identify the need for medications if any, and the appropriate dosage to be prescribed. Qualified staff members closely observe medications and their use, and our medical/nursing staff watch for adverse reactions to the medications and initiate dosage adjustments or discontinuation as needed.

Medication levels are closely supervised continually through urinalysis testing, and the dosage is reduced over time as the patient advances through the different stages of treatment from addiction to sobriety, including:

  • Outpatient Detox
  • Partial Hospitalization / PHP
  • Intensive Outpatient / IOP
  • Outpatient / Aftercare

As medication dosages are slowly reduced throughout the treatment stay, the body’s dependence on them gradually decreases until a minimal dosage amount administered every few days becomes comfortable to stop taking altogether.

Once medications are discontinued, aftercare and outpatient treatment proceeds for a few weeks to monitor the patient’s progress in recovery and ensure enough support is provided to guarantee a successful transition to complete abstinence.

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