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Medication-Assisted Treatment

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The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that has impacted every community in America. MD M.A.T.T White Marsh’s evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs use medications like Suboxone, counseling, and other services to effectively treat patients struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Are you looking for an effective way to address opioid addiction? MD M.A.T.T White Marsh’s MAT programs may be the answer.

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Our experienced staff is committed to making these life-saving services more accessible than ever, with no waitlists and same-day appointments often available. If you or someone you know is struggling with OUD, reach out to us today and learn more about our evidence-based approach to addiction treatment. To start on a medication-assisted treatment program at White Marsh, MD, contact us now at 410.505.7434.

MD M.A.T.T White Marsh’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs

What is medication-assisted therapy? It’s a rehab intervention that’s been more successful than others, such as behavioral therapy alone. Medication-assisted treatment services follow an evidence-based approach to OUD care. However, MAT programs must also have behavioral therapy as one of their components.

MAT programs help patients overcome addiction by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms with medication while providing counseling and other forms of support. MD M.A.T.T. White Marsh provides Suboxone treatment, in particular, as part of our MAT programs for OUD treatment.

Suboxone is a drug commonly used to treat opiate use disorder (OUD). It can be taken as a film that dissolves under the tongue or as a pill. Like many drugs that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves for MAT, it helps to alleviate cravings and can reduce the intensity and frequency of withdrawal symptoms.

The Connection Between Counseling and MAT

Medication alone is insufficient to cure addiction, so MD M.A.T.T. White Marsh’s MAT programs also include psychotherapy and other forms of rehab intervention. Counseling can help patients in MAT programs learn about their triggers for addictive substance use, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and work through any underlying mental health.

Counseling entails patients meeting with a therapist individually and regularly to discuss addiction treatment objectives and issues. Each patient is expected to do the following things during these meetings:

  • Develop sustainable coping mechanisms for long-term recovery
  • Identify triggers for relapse
  • Work through the underlying causes of developing and maintaining an addiction

With this all-encompassing method of care applied to counseling, patients also going through MAT gain access to the resources required to overcome addiction.

What to Expect from MD M.A.T.T White Marsh’s MAT Programs

Your First Visits

During the initial visits to our clinic, our experienced staff will often present a strategic treatment plan customized for each patient.

Our team also likes to emphasize the value of a supportive community by putting each patient in a small group. There, each patient can establish their unique addiction treatment goals and begin to create connections with their fellow patients and group members.

The Scheduling Process

Addiction treatment is continuously adapting to modernize and become more accessible. Technology plays a significant role in how well our MAT programs are run. New patients may now schedule appointments and go through our clinics’ intake procedure entirely online. Our helpful staff members also send appointment reminders if the forms are completed, allowing patients to stay on top of their schedule and treatment-related obligations.

Each patient’s first session lasts about an hour, during which they’ll get a chance to meet their primary medical practitioner and their addiction program’s director.

Ongoing Addiction Treatment

MD M.A.T.T. White Marsh’s system is designed so that each patient will regularly see their primary medical practitioner after a few introductory appointments. If anything comes up and a patient needs to reschedule an appointment, it’s no problem at all. Our team will easily accommodate your scheduling needs.

Each patient takes Suboxone as prescribed and attends regular counseling sessions. However, treatment plans at our clinic aren’t just about overcoming addiction or the unwanted behaviors that come with it—more than anything, they are about supporting long-term recovery. Patients often find purpose by building and contributing to a community that supports them through thick and thin.

Learn About MD M.A.T.T. White Marsh’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Services

Contact us today at 410.505.7434 to get started on addiction recovery. Ask our knowledgeable staff members about MD M.A.T.T.’s medication-assisted treatment program at White Marsh, MD.