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

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Missouri Drug Rehab Centers

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Missouri

If you or your loved one are battling addiction or substance use disorder in Missouri, you likely already know how urgent the alcohol and drug crisis is in the state and how important it is that you get help. Overdose deaths in the state continue to top the national average, as drugs like heroin, prescription opioids, meth, and fentanyl claim the lives of more and more residents. Along the way to overdose, alcohol and drug addiction in Missouri erodes the health, dignity, and quality of life of every person it impacts. The good news is Missouri offers robust and ever-growing treatment resources to help you and your fellow Missouri residents find their way to treatment and recovery.

Getting Help for Addiction in Missouri

Each Missouri resident has their own unique issues and obstacles that caused them to seek help for their substance use. Some of them have careers and families that they can’t leave to seek inpatient care; some live in incredibly dangerous and toxic circumstances from which they should remove themselves entirely while they concentrate on getting help. Some have limited to no funds and will need publicly funded treatment; others will need sober living, detox, and other resources.

No matter what type of help you or your loved one may need for addiction, Missouri has a program for you. The state offers inpatient, outpatient, long-term, sober-living, medical detox, and other types of treatment resources to help you get the exact care you need.

Let Us Help You Find Addiction Treatment in Missouri

Missouri is nicknamed the “Show Me State”, and we’re ready to show you or your loved one where to get help for your substance use disorder. Our admissions representatives are standing by 24-7 to help you find treatment, recovery, and a healthier future. Don’t spend another second looking for treatment on your own. We’re here to help, no matter what you need or where in Missouri you live.

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