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Medicated Assisted Treatment Program

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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medication, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that when treating substance use disorders, a combination of medication and behavioral therapies is most successful. When including MAT in substance abuse treatment, the main goal is for the patient to recover and be able to fully function in society. MAT helps an individual stay in treatment longer which reduces the risk for relapse and increases their success in recovery.

The Lima UMADAOP's Medicated Assisted Program is unique because all patients will receive a Recovery Coach to help assist with breaking barriers to wellness and recovery. Recovery Coaches focus on the present and future, by helping individuals make lifestyle changes, by assisting them in reaching their goals, and increasing their life satisfaction. The Recovery Coach supports positive change, and helps build community support for recovery.

All participants of the MAT program will be required to attend IOP services, which include group therapy-sessions along with individual counseling. Part of recovery and avoiding relapse involves gaining new life skills and having a new vision for your life.

The Facts About Suboxone: Suboxone contains a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist which activates opioid receptors in the brain, but produces a diminished effect. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, which blocks the effects of other opioid drugs. Suboxone is taken daily, and is absorbed into the bloodstream through blood vessels underneath the tongue. When taken correctly, Suboxone can help suppress withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opioids, block the effects of other problem opioids (prescription pain medication, heroin), and help an individual stay in treatment longer.

The Facts About Vivitrol: Vivitrol is the brand name for Naltrexone. It is an opioid receptor antagonist, that blocks opioid receptors in the brain. Vivitrol is a time released injectable medication that is administered once a month. Vivitrol helps reduce the opiate drug cravings, to aide in the treatment of opiate dependence, by helping to prevent relapse.

Major Funding Provided by The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties and The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.