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Medication-Assisted Treatment

(MAT) Program

MAT Program 

Learn how medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is used to treat substance use disorders as well as sustain recovery and prevent overdose. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. MAT is also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdose.

MAT Effectiveness

  • Improves patient survival
  • Increases retention in treatment
  • Decreases illicit opiate use and criminal activity among people with substance use disorders
  • Increases patients’ ability to gain and maintain employment
  • Improves birth outcomes among women who have substance use disorders and are pregnant

 

FHCCGLA is here to assist you on your road to recovery. Our staff has been trained and is prepared to meet your health care needs. We have also recently established a Behavioral Health Work Group to implement work flows, best practices including staff education.

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