Treatment of Opiate Addiction
Opiate Addiction is a disease that is treatable. Outpatient treatment is referred to as a MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) program for opiate dependency. The Medication-Assisted portion of the program includes Buprenorphine medications. The names of some of the medications: Suboxone, Subutex, Bunavail and Zubsolv have been proven to significantly reduce opiate cravings and help relieve withdrawal symptoms (also known as ‘Pill Sickness”).
There is an abundance of misinformation among all education levels that the Buprenorphine medication is “just trading one drug for another”.
Our MAT program allows for a safe and controlled level of medication to help treat opioid addiction. Just as important as the Buprenorphine medication is, equally important is the 'Treatment' portion of MAT. This includes the patient’s psychological, social needs, and support systems while educating about Opiate Addiction Disease.
MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) Plan
- Explain Buprenorphine Treatment Plan
- Determine if Patient is a Candidate
Phases of Comprehensive Plan Include:
- 1. Intake/Induction
- 2. Stabilization
- 3. Maintenance
- 4. Possible Discontinuation (varies by each patient)
Significant Pieces of the Treatment Plan:
- Strong support systems (family, friends, faith)
- Counseling/Therapy required
- We refer to BFS Counseling in Lebanon. They are licensed counselors with vast experience in addiction and recovery- YOU can choose group or individual MAT therapy. Other counseling services are offered; all with the purpose to help teach and support you while you reach YOUR goals!