Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA- approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
There are the medications our practice commonly uses to treat addiction:
Naltrexone/Vivitrol – office-based non-addictive opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of other narcotics; daily pill or monthly injection called Vivitrol. This medication can also be helpful in patients who struggle with alcohol use disorder as well.
Suboxone or Sublocade products – office-based opioid agonist/ antagonist that blocks other narcotics while reducing withdrawal risk; daily dissolving tablet, cheek film, or monthly injection (Sublocade).
Check with your doctor on the right one for you. Urine drug screens and addiction counseling will be a part of your treatment plan as well.