Medication Assisted Treatment

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Memorial's Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program at Memorial Regional Hospital was developed to respond to the devastating opioid crisis. We treat adults struggling with addiction to opioids using an evidence-based program that combines the use of opioid agonist medications (buprenorphine/naloxone and naltrexone) with structured group and individual therapy. MAT provides a comprehensive services, including:

  • psychiatric medication management,
  • medical monitoring for withdrawal symptoms and cravings,
  • care coordination,
  • integrated primary care services, and
  • ongoing peer recovery support services.

Why Choose Memorial's Medication Assisted Treatment?

Medication Assisted Treatment is centered on a three-pronged approach to the treatment of addiction:

  • Rapid access to treatment.
  • Phased treatment using buprenorphine/ buprenorphine-naloxone or long-acting naltrexone.
  • Integrated “whole person” treatment philosophy that addresses the need for peer support, trauma-informed care, co-occurring psychiatric care and medical services.

What services are provided?

Medication Assisted Treatment is developed to meet the unique needs of people with severe substance use disorders and is based on an integrated practice model that spans the hospital system. Services include:

  • Evidence-based treatment designed for optimal recovery outcomes.
  • Treatment begins with a thorough assessment to determine each person's unique needs.
  • Multidisciplinary, intra-agency collaboration throughout all phases of treatment, including coordination with housing programs, vocational rehabilitation, drug court and child welfare programs.
  • Treatment is provided in stages, allowing for safe, supportive clinical oversight from induction, stabilization & tapering.
  • During the stabilization and maintenance phases of treatment, program participants attend co-occurring intensive outpatient treatment with psychiatric and medical oversight at Memorial Outpatient Behavioral Health Center.

Medication Assisted Treatment uses the evidence-based practice Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and relapse prevention skills curriculum.

For more information about our Medication Assisted Treatment program, call 954-265-4632.