Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Drug Rehab Facilities in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a component of care or opioid or alcohol use disorder. It’s an approved part of many patients’ opioid treatment programs (OTPs) and involves the use and integration of certain FDA-approved medications to treat cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Medication-assisted treatment has been dubbed the “gold standard” addiction treatment and has proven incredibly effective when integrated into an overall comprehensive treatment approach. In one commonly cited study reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), MAT was reported to aid in a nearly 40 percent decrease of opioid overdose deaths among participants. More and more treatment centers are offering MAT as part of their overall treatment approach.

What Medications Are Used in MAT?

The approved currently used in medication-assisted treatment include:

Suboxone® (Buprenorphine and Naloxone) - Available in pill or sublingual (under-the-tongue) film form at intervals and doses specific to your care needs according to your doctor’s recommendations. The buprenoprhine works by offering a limited supply of opioids to curtail cravings and withdrawal symptoms, while the naloxone blocks the euphoric effects that can lead to dependency. Buprenorphine and naloxone are also prescribed under the names Zubsolv® and Bunavail®.

Sublocade® - (Extended-Release Buprenorphine) - Sublocade is available by injection and offers limited extended-release doses of buprenorphine to reduce opioid cravings. A single injection will last at least a month (28 to 30 days). The package insert also states the following: A minimum of 26 days must elapse between Sublocade doses

Vivitrol® (Monthly Injectable Naltrexone) - Vivitrol is a monthly injection of the medication naltrexone. It’s approved to treat alcohol and opioid dependency. Vivitrol works by blocking endorphins from attaching to brain cells that produce euphoric feelings associated with substance use.

Methadone is also used in MAT, but requires a doctor’s supervision, whereas the above drugs can be taken independently.

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It’s important to realize that MAT is not a substitute for any other part of treatment, and it should be administered only to eligible patients alongside detox and behavioral rehab. Contact our representatives to help you find an effective MAT rehab near you.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Centers in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs in Atlanta

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs in Atlanta

Atlanta is home to a diverse collection of communities and some of the most celebrated nightlife in the United States. Unfortunately, the city is also facing a variety of substance abuse issues, including but not limited to cocaine, alcohol abuse, heroin, counterfeit prescriptions, and meth. Like practically all other states in the country, Georgia is seeking a marked uptick in overdose deaths related to the synthetic opioid fentanyl. If you or someone you care about is battling alcohol or drug addiction in Atlanta, you’re not alone, but you DO need help. The good news is that there are a variety of alcohol and drug rehab centers in Atlanta where you can get the fresh start and second chance you deserve.

Types of Atlanta Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers

It can be hard to figure out what kind of help you or your loved one needs when battling substance use disorder. Whether you need medical detox for your acute physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms or comprehensive behavioral rehab to address the root causes associated with your substance abuse, Atlanta has a program for you. Some of the primary options include:

These programs typically accept either private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, and many offer sliding-scale or financing options to make treatment more affordable and accessible.

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Looking for help for drug and alcohol addiction can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Our representatives are standing by 24-7 to help you find the right kind of program for you or the person you care about. We will comb our database of treatment centers and conduct a full insurance verification so you can start your treatment immediately. You’re not alone, and you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help. Contact us now to start your treatment today.


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