Medication-Assisted Treatment

The impact of opioid use disorder can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By taking part in medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, adults can stop abusing opioids and find their unique path to recovery. 

About Our MAT Program

Medication-assisted treatment, also known as MAT, combines medication with therapy to provide a whole-person approach to opioid addiction treatment.  

At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, we offer MAT for adults age 18 and older of all genders who are struggling with opioid use disorder, the clinical term for opioid addiction. 

Years of research has shown that people who participate in MAT achieve better long-term outcomes and reduce their likelihood of relapse.  

The medications we use in our MAT program help our patients safely stop using opioids while alleviating distressing opioid cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms.  

The therapeutic component of MAT helps participants process any troubling feelings and emotions that may have contributed to their struggles with opioid use. Therapy also allows them to make the behavioral changes needed to achieve lasting recovery. 

At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, medication-assisted treatment is available at every level of care, including our residential treatment program, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, and sober living. 

 We recognize that MAT is not appropriate for everyone, so every person completes a comprehensive assessment before adding this protocol to their care plan. 

Medications Used During MAT

The medications we use during medication-assisted treatment have been approved for their safety and efficacy by the Food and Drug Administration.  

When you take part in the MAT program at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, your care team will work closely with you to identify the best medication and dosage for your needs based on the information we gather during your assessment. 

We offer several different MAT medications, including:  

  • Zubsolv contains buprenorphine and naloxone and comes in the form of a dissolvable tablet. This combination of partial opioid agonist and opioid antagonist alleviates distressing cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms. 
  • Suboxone also contains buprenorphine and naloxone, but it comes in the form of a dissolvable film that is placed on the tongue. 
  • Sublocade is a monthly injection that continuously releases a sustained amount of buprenorphine throughout the month. A partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine decreases the effects of physical dependency. 
  • Vivitrol is an extended-release injection of naltrexone, which blocks the euphoric effects of opioidssuppresses opioid cravings, and helps prevent relapse. 

Your safety and success are our top priority, so your care team will monitor your progress throughout your time in our MAT program and make any necessary adjustments to your medication.  

These professionals are highly experienced in using these medications as part of a MAT program and will ensure that you continue to make positive progress throughout your time at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center. 

Therapeutic Component of MAT

The medications we use during MAT at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center have shown to improve long-term recovery outcomes. But medication only addresses the physical symptoms of opioid addiction. 

We include a therapeutic component in our MAT program so that we can address the emotional, behavioral, and social aspects of opioid addiction.  

This whole-person approach helps our patients get to the root of their struggles with addiction and motivates them to make the necessary behavioral and lifestyle changes that can lead to successful, sustained recovery. 

Each patient’s treatment team makes personalized recommendations for the types of therapies they may benefit from most, which may include group, individual, family, and experiential therapies.  

We equip every patient who takes part in our MAT program with the tools they need to maintain lasting recovery. 

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