Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) In Ohio
What is Medication Assisted treatment (MAT) ?
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines medication, counseling, and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders, prevent opioid overdose, and address chronic relapse. MAT normalizes brain chemistry, blocks euphoric effects, relieves cravings, and restores body functions without negative drug effects, providing comprehensive care for addiction recovery.
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The Goal of MAT
How It Works ?
Addiction Services does not offer Methadone treatment or medically-managed detox. For detox needs, staff will assist clients in connecting with reciprocal detox partner providers. After detox, clients will resume care at Addiction Services. MAT prescribers assess health holistically but do not provide general primary medical care. Clients with healthcare needs are referred to appropriate providers. Pregnant clients receive MAT care from specialists. Individuals with sever mental health concerns may also be referred to specialists for MAT.
Frequently Asked Questions.
The duration of MAT varies based on individual needs and treatment goals. Some individuals may require shorter-term MAT for detoxification, while others may benefit from longer-term maintenance to support ongoing recovery. MAT can be tailored to the specific needs of each person.
Yes, MAT has been proven to be highly effective in treating opioid addiction. It has shown to reduce opioid use, lower the risk of overdose, decrease criminal activity, and improve social functioning. MAT provides a comprehensive approach to address the complex nature of opioid addiction.
MAT can be used for other substance use disorders as well, including alcohol use disorder. Medications like acamprosate and disulfiram are used in MAT for alcohol addiction. The specific medications and treatment plans may vary depending on the substance being addressed, but the overall principles of MAT remain consistent.
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