What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
To give people the best chance of long-term recovery from opioid use disorder, Broadway Treatment Center is now are offering a new option. This option is called Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The ultimate goal of MAT is to help suffering addicts work toward a stable recovery based on the Twelve Steps and abstinence from opioids. This means that the goal is to eventually have the person taper off of the addiction medication.
Eligibility for medication assisted treatment
Making the decision to take part in our MAT Program is voluntary, and is then taken into the hands of our Addiction Professionals at Broadway Treatment Center. There are multiple factors we consider when determining if you are a good candidate for MAT. Listed below are some of the factors we take into consideration:
- A diagnosis of opioid use disorder
- the Severity of addiction
- past prescription of vitirol or suboxone
- A history of attempting to override medication
- A history of overdose
- Any health conditions that rule out medication
While administering these addiction medications are important, your treatment team’s priority will be to ensure you have access to continuing care. This can include support groups that welcome people who are using MAT, physicians who are licensed to prescribe these medications, as well as counseling and behavioral therapy.