Monday, February 4, 2019

Gateway: Medication Assisted-Treatment for Substance Abuse


How Does Medication-Assisted Treatment Work?
WHAT IS MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT?
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medication to treat a substance use disorder. All of Gateway Foundation’s treatment centers have the ability to offer MAT to patients.

HOW IS MAT PRACTICED AT GATEWAY FOUNDATION? 
Addiction Medicine is what we practice at Gateway Foundation. After a comprehensive evaluation, our clinical and medical experts create a personalized treatment program that includes counseling, behavioral therapies and MAT, when deemed appropriate. All of the medications utilized by Gateway Foundation are used as indicated.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MAT? 
MAT has been proven to help individuals modify their behaviors and encourage a healthier lifestyle that aids lifelong recovery. It is most beneficial when combined with behavioral therapies.

MAT can be used to treat an opioid use disorder or an alcohol use disorder. For individuals who are in Outpatient, MAT is a viable option for individuals who wish to continue working while maintaining recovery.

Benefits of MAT include:
          • Helps to reduce cravings
          • Decreases withdrawal symptoms
          • Reduces the risk of relapse

 
About Gateway Foundation
Since 1968 our goal has been straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness, that is productive, socially responsible and healthy. Gateway Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country that specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing treatment for men, women, adolescents and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders.

Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to drugs or alcohol.


 
Call 877.505.HOPE (4673)
to learn more about our treatment programs.
 


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