Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)


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Medication treatment has been deemed the “gold standard” for opiate treatment. It mitigates the cravings and physical symptoms of withdrawal – that’s the first step. And it lays a foundation to keep patients safe while they work towards a deeper sustainable recovery.

I love the counselor’s at CCG. I enjoy every moment and the great things this program has to offer. I go crazy when I can’t get there. Bottom line is, I need this program”. — Karen

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True recovery from opioid addiction comes after detox, with a combination of medication, therapy, and active rebuilding of the individual’s life. Our programs provide medical maintenance that includes ongoing assessment by the clinical team and allows you to begin your recovery journey safely. Recovery is as individual as the journey to getting there. It may be measured in small steps initially that grow over time. It may be reconnecting with family, returning to work, gaining control of medical conditions, or reducing events such as hospitalizations or incarcerations. It allows for the space in which the rest of our lives are able to flourish, but it’s a learning process, and it is built brick by brick.

CCG cares for our patients from the beginning to the end of their recovery journeys. For our medication management, we offer a wider array of options to assure we find the right fit for each individual. The two most popular medications are Methadone and Buprenorphine, but even with these treatments there are different preferences for administration.

The course of treatment you choose depends on your experience and your current goals for treatment. We respect any choice you make, and we’ll listen, learn, and collaborate with you to create the best possible plan for you.

Here are ten simple facts about Medication Management directly from The National Institute of Health (NIH) and The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Medication Management:

  • is a clinically proven effective treatment for substance use disorders
  • is most often offered in conjunction with counseling and behavioral therapy.
  • is especially effective for people with opioid use disorders.
  • increases time-in-treatment.
  • decreases illicit opioid use in people with opioid use disorders.
  • decreases criminal behavior in individuals with substance use disorders
  • increases ability to seek, gain, and maintain employment.
  • can reduce the need for detox services for people struggling with heroin use.
  • is highly regulated at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • improves patient survival by reducing overdose risk.

This medication can be lifesaving. How does it work?
Medication blocks the effects of other opioids so individuals can’t get the same high they otherwise would while also assuring the cascade leading to withdrawal symptoms is avoided. Suboxone is taken as a tab or strip under the tongue. Methadone may be given as a liquid to drink or a tablet. Vivitrol can be administered via injection for a more long-acting option. These medications are safe to give, and each patient’s dose is carefully calibrated to be the most clinically effective without being too much or too little.

We accept Medicaid, Medicare and Self-Pay patients.

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