“MAT with Compassion”. CHC provides compassionate Medication Assisted Treatment to help our community break free from Opioid addiction.
What is Medication Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a type of treatment for substance use disorders that combines medication with counseling and behavioral therapies. MAT is the most effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD).
MAT works by helping to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, which can make it easier for people to stay in treatment and achieve long-term recovery. The medications used in MAT are FDA-approved and safe when taken as prescribed.
What type of medication is used in MAT for OUD at Compassion Health Care, Inc.?
- Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, which means that it binds to the same opioid receptors in the brain as other opioids, but it does not produce the same level of intoxication.
In addition to medication, MAT also includes counseling and behavioral therapies. Counseling can help people to understand their addiction and develop coping mechanisms for dealing with cravings. Behavioral therapies can help people to change their behaviors and adopt healthier lifestyles.
Medication Assisted Treatment is a safe and effective treatment for OUD. It can help people to reduce their cravings and withdrawal symptoms, stay in treatment, and achieve long-term recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with OUD, MAT may be a good option for treatment.
Here are some of the benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment:
- Reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms: MAT can help to reduce cravings for opioids or alcohol, which can make it easier for people to stay in treatment and achieve long-term recovery.
- Increases treatment retention: MAT has been shown to increase treatment retention rates, meaning that people are more likely to stay in treatment when they are using MAT.
- Reduces risk of overdose: MAT can reduce the risk of overdose, both during treatment and after treatment.
- Improves quality of life: MAT can improve physical and mental health, and it can also improve social and occupational functioning.
If you are considering MAT, it is important to talk to your Compassion Health Care provider or other healthcare provider to learn more about the different medications and therapies that are available. You should also talk to your provider about any concerns you may have about MAT.
MAT at CHC Program Overview:
All MAT participants at Compassion Health Care, Inc. MUST:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Complete all necessary paperwork
- Schedule all visits for treatment in advance
MAT Program will be Wednesday mornings at CFMC, Yanceyville, and Thursday mornings at JAHC, Eden.
Medication Assisted Treatment is a safe and effective treatment for OUD. It can help people to reduce their cravings and withdrawal symptoms, stay in treatment, and achieve long-term recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance use disorder, MAT may be a good option for treatment.