MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT
Since submitting our mission statement to DHCS as part of the Licensing process, we have joined many of our colleagues in the belief that Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) works. Addiction has grown in epic proportions in the United States. From “Park Avenue to Park Bench” addiction does not discriminate. More people die of overdoses than car accidents.
There are many underlying issues, related to severe trauma, PTSD etc. that makes it difficult for some to achieve success in 12 step & other abstinence only programs, even when combined with various types of therapy.
For those individuals who have struggled for years, unable to achieve success in abstinence based self-help programs, we are developing a new track, Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT), which combines highly structured program of behavioral therapy with professionally prescribed & monitored medication to treat substance use disorders of the opiate variety.