Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment

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Turn To Evidence-Based Solutions From Blue Heron Neurofeedback and Counseling

Blue Heron Neurofeedback and Counseling provides the resources you need to support your emotional wellness journey, and medication-assisted treatment is one facet to begin healing. 

Through-evidence based practices such as MAT as an approach to substance abuse, individuals are able to concentrate on recovery by feeling empowered in their journey, and finding the support they need to overcome an array of mental health and substance use challenges. 

Learn more about how medication-assisted treatment may play a role in your treatment plan. 

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines behavioral therapy with medication to treat opioid and other substance use disorders. There are four key components of MAT. These components include medication therapy, education, integrated and coordinated care of substance use disorder treatment, and psychosocial services and interventions. Medication helps control cravings and assists individuals in moving through recovery with improved outcomes.

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Evidence has shown that Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders can assist individuals by reducing cravings while they focus on developing the foundations of recovery. Individuals involved with the MAT services at Blue Heron Neurofeedback and Counseling will receive counseling with licensed professionals to assist in moving forward in recovery. Blue Heron Neurofeedback and Counseling Services offers individualized care with a team of providers who maintain a high level of communication in order to enhance outcomes.  

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Overcoming Addiction By Embracing Substance Use Counseling

Traditional abstinence-based treatments for drug and alcohol recovery have shifted towards MAT because of the devastating overdose deaths — the alternative is saving lives while reducing these fatalities.

When MAT is implemented for short-term use it greatly improves the quality of life for those going through treatment, providing more room to recover successfully and overcome substances altogether. 

How Does Medication-Assisted Treatment Work?

While MAT is used for a myriad of substances, it has been widely used in opioid addiction treatment because the prescribed medication supports normalizing brain chemistry, while blocking the euphoric effects, reducing cravings, and modulating body functions without negative consequences.  

There are a variety of medications used for MAT substance use counseling, with the most common being:

  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone

To learn more about the MAT approach in drug and substance abuse treatment, connect with Blue Heron Neurofeedback and Counseling.