Medication-Assisted Treatment

InterCommunity offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for qualified patients in recovery for opioid addiction

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction utilizes medications to block the euphoric effects of opioids, relieve cravings, and stabilize brain chemistry. Research shows that MAT has long-term positive patient health outcomes and reduces recidivism, criminal activity, and drug overdose deaths among individuals addicted to opiates.

Intercommunity recognizes that opiate addiction is a chronic progressive illness that requires a comprehensive whole-person approach to maximize recovery. Because opiate addiction is a chronic disease, medication may be needed to help control the disease and manage the symptoms. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, MAT is effective in decreasing opiate cravings and preventing relapse.

In conjunction with ongoing group or individual therapy, a physical examination, and guidance from an InterCommunity physician, MAT with Suboxone (buprenorphine) can be prescribed and monitored to assist patients through the addiction recovery process.

Call InterCommunity at 860-714-3704 for more information about MAT.