MAT programs are more effective at treating people who suffer from addiction to opioids than other methods, like behavioral therapy alone. MAT works by using medications that reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms while also providing counseling and other forms of support so patients can recover from addiction.
We administer Suboxone as part of our MAT program. Suboxone is a prescription medicine that may be taken as a pill or film that dissolves under the tongue and is used to treat opioid addiction. This drug helps patients to resist their urges and symptoms, making it easier for them to follow their treatment plan.
Counseling and MAT
At our center, we know that addiction treatment is not only about medication. Our MAT programs also include counseling and other forms of support because we understand that this is what it takes to help our patients heal.
During counseling sessions, you’ll meet with a therapist regularly to discuss your goals for treatment and any challenges you may be facing. These sessions are vital because they give you a chance to:
- Work through the underlying causes of addiction
- Identify triggers for relapse
- Develop coping mechanisms for long-term recovery
This addiction treatment program approach provides you with the resources necessary for healing.
Our MAT Programs and What to Expect
Technology enhances the experience of our MAT programs, making them more accessible.
As a new patient, you can go through the intake process and schedule appointments entirely online. We’ll send out appointment reminders so you can stay on top of your schedule and commitments once your forms are complete. You’ll meet your practitioner and the program director in your first hour-long appointment.
The First Visits You’ll Have
Our team will devise a strategic plan for addiction treatment during your initial visits. By placing each individual in a small group, we highlight the importance of establishing a community for recovery. You’ll begin to build relationships and identify your goals for treatment with your group members.
You’ll begin to see your practitioner regularly after your first few visits. Scheduling and rescheduling appointments at MD M.A.T.T. Frederick is easy if your schedule changes.
You’ll take Suboxone as directed and go to counseling sessions regularly. This therapy isn’t only about treating addiction or overcoming cravings; it’s also about recovery. You’ll find meaning in all you do when you create a community that sticks with you through thick and thin.