When someone is struggling with opioid use disorder, they may have a range of physical and emotional needs. At CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia, we offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to support a whole-person approach to opioid addiction care.
Learn About MAT
MAT is an evidence-based intervention that can help adults who are suffering from opioid use disorder create a firm foundation for long-term recovery. Adults who participate in MAT receive prescription medication and counseling support, which can help them withdraw from opioids and begin to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.
The medications offered in MAT help ease the distressing impacts of opioid withdrawal, making it easier for people to end opioid use and achieve success on their recovery journeys. In addition to making the recovery process more comfortable and manageable, these medications can allow you to function more easily and work toward your therapeutic goals more effectively.
At our premier behavioral health hospital in Columbia, Missouri, we offer personalized MAT services for adults age 18 and older who are receiving inpatient care.
The Benefits of MAT
Participating in MAT can offer a broad range of benefits, including improving your social functioning, helping you engage effectively in counseling, and promoting your overall success as you work toward lasting recovery.
In our MAT program, we provide each patient with a comprehensive assessment, which helps us recommend the appropriate medication and counseling services for them. At CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia, patients who participate in MAT can receive a prescription for a medication like Suboxone or Vivitrol as well as group and family counseling services.
Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone that can help reduce the physical challenges of opioid withdrawal as well as minimize opioid cravings. Vivitrol is a medication that consists of naltrexone. It provides relief from overpowering opioid cravings, and patients typically receive the medication via monthly injections. When combined with effective counseling, Suboxone or Vivitrol can be a valuable component of someone’s opioid addiction recovery journey.
To determine the appropriate medication and dosage for you, our staff will assess your health, your current drug use, and your history of drug use. Our professionals will also closely monitor your care to help ensure that the medication you receive is safe and effective for you.
Our Comprehensive MAT Services
At CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia, we tailor each person’s care to suit their unique needs. Our comprehensive treatment plans often involve a combination of medically managed care and therapeutic intervention and education. We believe that this approach can give patients the tools they need to navigate challenges and make progress toward their therapeutic goals.
When you participate in the MAT program at our hospital in Columbia, Missouri, your care plan will include more than just medication. In group therapy sessions with our master’s-level therapists, you can develop healthy coping strategies, learn problem-solving skills, and enhance your self-awareness. Our groups may also help you learn how to recognize unhealthy behaviors and ask for help when you need it.
An additional benefit of participating in group therapy is the chance to experience a sense of community and support from fellow patients. In group therapy sessions, you can enhance your relationship skills, reduce feelings of shame or isolation, and rediscover hope for the future.
Depending on your unique needs, your care plan can also include family and experiential therapies. Additionally, each person who receives care at our hospital leaves with a personalized plan for their continuing care.
If our caring team of professionals determines that MAT is appropriate for your recovery, they will offer support at each step of your treatment journey. Our goal is to provide superior care that is delivered with compassion and respect for patients and their families.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia.