MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)
When you decide to begin detox and treatment at Aloha, an individualized treatment plan is set up for you by your doctor and therapist, customized to fit your needs and lifestyle. In our MAT Program, you are able to detox in the privacy of your own home with little disruption to your daily life. Aloha is licensed by the State of Utah and follows state and federal guidelines to provide the safest and most successful care for you.
Your success is our success and our goal is for you to live the healthiest lifestyle possible.
Addiction doesn't discriminate. It doesn't care who you are, where you've been, or what you've done.
You might notice we do things a bit differently here. You actually get to spend time with the doctor and staff, not simply get shuffled in and out of the office. We're here to answer your questions and provide you with comprehensive treatment- nothing less will do. Each phase is designed to guide you through the recovery process.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery.
MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drug. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.
The problem of opioid addiction in the United States is a national epidemic affecting MILLIONS of Americans and their families.
- In 2013, there were nearly 2.4 MILLION people over age 12 who abused or were dependent on prescription painkillers or heroin.
In 2013, Opioid analgesic and heroin overdose caused nearly 25,000 deaths in the United States
In 2011, there were 420,040 emergency department visits involving the nonmedical use of opioid analgesics.
In 2009, there were more than 13,000 infants born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) – which is about the equivalent of one baby born per hour with the syndrome.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
If you or someone you love is addicted to heroin or opiate painkillers, call our office today! We can help!