Medication Assisted Treatment


Quickly Take Back Control of Your Life

Medication Assisted Treatment can help patients quickly achieve stability which allows them to work on their recovery without feeling like they are sacrificing things like family, work or school.

Our goal is to eliminate opioid dependence and the addictive behavior that comes with it.

Our medications can be gradually tapered slowly and fairly comfortably. Both Methadone and Suboxone patients can experience a period of withdrawal at the very end of patient’s transition to zero off Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

The initial daily dosing allows patients to eventually earn take-home doses as they accomplish the goals of their treatment plan. This more structured approach is ideal for patients as they begin their recovery.

Daily Interaction & Accountability

Daily Interaction with our treatment team is an integral part of the recovery process for many patients as they begin their treatment. Sober living can be a major adjustment. Our team will work with you to devise a treatment plan that will change as you change. Seeing us every day and being held accountable to work on your recovery will drastically reduce the likelihood of falling back into old habits.

Empirically Proven Treatment Method

MAT has been proven effective to treat drug addiction for over 6 decades. We encourage our patients to make their goal achieving a sober life, but there is plenty of empirical evidence that a person can live a healthy and long life while on Methadone or Suboxone.

Opioids vs Opiates

It is important to note that there is a distinction between opiates and opioids. Opiates are naturally derived from the opium poppy plant and Opioids are synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of opiates. While the type of drugs abused (among other things) will play a role in determining treatment approach, these terms may often be used interchangeably on this site for the sake of efficiency.

Opiates and Chronic Pain

Most of our patients that transition their short acting opioid meds our treatment medications will see significant improvement in their pain. Often the chronic pain will even completely resolve.
Please note: We are not a pain clinic and do not treat chronic pain. You must have opioid dependence to be treated here. 


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