Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), is a science-based approach to breaking drug addiction.

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.

 

The Science is extremely clear that Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder is over 5X as effective at preventing relapse and overdose than abstinence-based treatment.

 

Addiction is a chronic disease with long-lasting effects and MAT is an effective way to lessen cravings, allowing people to focus on therapeutic treatments and successfully function throughout their day. MAT has proven to be clinically the most effective treatment and significantly reduces the need for inpatient detoxification. Recovery is possible When the cravings and withdrawal symptoms stop, people who are struggling with addiction have time to focus on long-term goals, remission, and recovery. Up to 90% of patients who use MAT maintain sobriety at the 2-year mark.

 

MAT is an evidence-based, first-line treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) endorsed by many respected organizations that do their homework, review the research, and support a whole-patient approach to addiction treatment including:

 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

• American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

American Society Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MYMATCLINIC services are supportive, non-judgmental, realistic, affordable, and superior addiction recovery choices that can help you or those you love to improve their chances for long-term sustained recovery.

Medications

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BUPRENORPHINE (Suboxone, Subutex)

Sublingual Buprenorphine is a medication that comes in film and tablet form. By taking the place of the opioids used by patients, buprenorphine prevents cravings and makes withdrawal from opioids feel less intense. Patients on buprenorphine report feeling normal, functional and having a clear mind all day long, which allows them to make positive choices the way that they did prior to their addiction. When buprenorphine is combined with counseling and other forms of support, it can be highly effective in helping patients recover from addiction.

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SUBLOCADE® (buprenorphine extended-release) injection

Sublocade is a monthly Buprenorphine injection. Sublocade continuously release the medicine releases the medicine buprenorphine all month, with no real daily ups and downs. Sublocade Sustains medicine levels throughout the month and blocks the rewarding effects of opioids, which are the "pleasurable feelings" that can make someone want to use , it goes a long way towards preventing relapse and avoiding overdose.

 

Sublocade is a superior form of injectable Buprenorphine.

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NALTREXONE (Vivitrol)


Naltrexone is a monthly injectable medication that is useful for the treatment of opioid addiction and alcohol addiction. Vivitrol has been clinically proven to reduce the probability of relapse. For those suffering from an opioid addiction, Vivitrol may be initiated only after opioid detoxification. Vivitrol may also be used by patients who have completely tapered off of buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, generics) or methadone to prevent relapse. This medication binds to receptors in the brain and prevents patients from feeling any pleasant effects of opioids or alcohol.