What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines the use of medications and behavioral therapy to treat people who have a substance use disorder.
Does MAT help with opioid addiction?Yes! It helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms, address cravings, and provide medical supervision. People that have been using opioid drugs (including pain medications like Oxycodone or street drugs like heroin) and abruptly stop will experience withdrawal symptoms. Often the symptoms are so unpleasant that many people start taking the drugs again.
MAT works to:
MAT incorporates behavioral therapy treatment that includes:
Benefits Of MAT
In addition to the Primary Care Physician and RN who are in charge of prescriptions, lab work, and educating the patient we have a Care Manager who follows up, tracks pain levels, and continues to screen and assess. This integrated approach also includes a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Behavioral Health Specialist.
We will not refuse care due to inability to pay, so if you know someone who struggles with addiction please contact us at 406-665-4103 in Hardin or 406-784-2346 in Ashland.