We go above and beyond working alongside our patients while they go through the recovery process step by step. Clients are experts in their own personal life experiences and goals, let their stories be heard and listen to their needs.
The connections we make with each and every client are made with our hearts. You are able to connect to the people around you, who become part of your journey.
We take the time to listen to the clients thoughts, concerns, and values. Being able to be truthful about drug use, and past treatment experiences.
We are able to utilize clients information to build a stronger relationship with them, which also helps for better overall healthcare. Learning to trust is an extremely moving and meaningful experience to share with another human being.
Medication-assisted treatment (Mat) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-client” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each client’s needs. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. MAT is also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdose.
MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative and euphoric effects of the substance used.
In 2018, an estimated 2 million people had an opioid use disorder which includes prescription pain medication containing opiates and heroin. Mat has proved to be clinically effective and to significantly reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services for these individuals. MAT provides a more comprehensive, individually tailored program of medication and behavioral therapy that address the needs of most patients. The ultimate goal of MAT is full recovery, including the ability to live a self-directed life.