Medication-assisted treatment is mostly used to treat addiction to opiates like heroin and painkillers like oxycodone or hydrocodone. Combining MAT with other treatment options such as counseling and behavior modification therapies can help people safely taper their opioid dependence, stabilize their systems, and engage in their disease management plan to maintain recovery.
MAT can also reduce the discomfort of medical detox. As with the treatment used by our healthcare providers in our treatment facilities and in our Opioid Program, medication-assisted treatment is used in detox for those whom it is medically necessary to help stabilize their systems and safely withdraw.
To help an individual begin a sustained recovery, treatment must include a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach such as the treatment services we provide at Caron in our MAT program.