Medication Assisted Therapy

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for Addiction Treatment in New Hampshire

If you are finding yourself lost in the throes of addiction, we at Sobriety Centers Of New Hampshire are here to assist you in your recovery. Our treatment facility and staff are experienced in treating numerous forms of addiction from substances like alcohol, benzodiazepines, methamphetamine, opiates, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl, through medication assisted treatment. MAT is the use of medications in combination with counseling/behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorder. This can play a crucial role in recovery.

Our process to begin treatment is quick and easy, yet detailed and tailored for each individual and we are with you every step of the way.

We understand that this process takes time and won’t happen overnight. Relapse happens, and when it happens, it gives an opportunity to ask, “What was I missing there? What’s behind this? What am I still needing to move forward?”. The most important aspect of this is that it demonstrates for us what cycles are all about, but as new healthy patterns come into play, old patterns crumble and dissolve. And that is where Sobriety Centers of NH come in!

Treatments Offered:

  • Suboxone
  • Sublocade (buprenorphine extended release injection given monthly)
  • Vivitrol (once a month injection to control alcohol cravings)
  • Naltrexone

 

Admissions Process

When you arrive at our facility, you will meet with our MAT coordinator and undergo a small medical exam where we will take your blood pressure, pulse, and obtain information on medical and addiction history. You will also sign a controlled medication contract.

You will be set up with an appointment to meet our provider and will be given a choice to attend one group or individual session every two weeks, along with monthly check-ins with our physician. Here at Sobriety Centers, we believe in treating the whole individual. For most people, the use of medications combined with psychosocial treatment is superior compared to psychosocial treatment or drug treatment on its own.

MAT significantly increases an individual’s adherence to treatment. You’re on the road to a better life!

For more information about Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire or Medicated Assisted Therapy (MAT) contact us today.  Call  (603) 808-0185 to speak to one of our team and begin your journey on the road to recovery.

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What is the background on Medication-Assisted Therapy?

The use of medications to assist in the treatment of substance use disorders, including opioid addiction, has been developed over several decades by various researchers and clinicians. However, the modern concept of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) has roots in the mid-20th century.

Methadone maintenance treatment, one of the earliest forms of MAT, started in the 1960s. Researchers conducted groundbreaking demonstrating that long-term use of methadone, an opioid agonist, could effectively reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings in individuals with opioid dependence, allowing them to stabilize their lives and engage in rehabilitation.

Since then, MAT has evolved to include other medications such as buprenorphine and naltrexone, and it has become an essential component of comprehensive addiction treatment programs worldwide. While the specific individuals who contributed to the development of MAT may vary, these pioneers played significant roles in establishing the foundation for its use in treating substance use disorders.

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    FAQs About Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT):

    How does MAT work?

    MAT works by using medications to help stabilize brain chemistry, reduce withdrawal symptoms, alleviate cravings, and block the effects of opioids. This allows individuals to focus on recovery and engage in therapy and other support services.

    What medications are used in MAT?

    The main medications used in MAT for opioid addiction include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Each medication works differently to address addiction and may be chosen based on individual needs and medical history.

    Is MAT effective?

    Yes, MAT has been shown to be effective in treating opioid addiction. Research indicates that MAT can reduce opioid use, decrease the risk of overdose, improve retention in treatment programs, and increase overall quality of life for individuals struggling with addiction.

    Is MAT just substituting one addiction for another?

    No, MAT is not simply replacing one addiction with another. The medications used in MAT are carefully prescribed and monitored by healthcare professionals. They work to stabilize brain chemistry and reduce cravings without producing the harmful effects associated with opioid abuse.

    How long does MAT last?

    The duration of MAT varies depending on individual needs and treatment goals. Some individuals may require MAT for a short period to manage withdrawal symptoms and stabilize their recovery, while others may benefit from long-term maintenance therapy to prevent relapse.

    Is MAT covered by insurance?

    Many insurance plans cover MAT as part of addiction treatment services. Feel free to contact us so we can help you see if your plan covers this treatment.

    Is MAT safe?

    When prescribed and monitored by healthcare professionals, MAT is considered safe and effective for treating opioid addiction. Like any medical treatment, there may be potential side effects, but the benefits of MAT generally outweigh the risks for individuals struggling with addiction.

    Is MAT right for everyone with opioid addiction?

    MAT is not necessarily the right choice for every individual with a substance use disorder.  Treatment decisions should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider who can assess the individual’s medical history, addiction severity, treatment goals, and other factors to determine the most appropriate course of action.