What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medication, in combination with therapy, counseling, and community support, to treat substance use disorders. MAT can be used to treat people with alcohol use disorder and nicotine use disorder, but at Pinnacle Treatment we use MAT primarily for the treatment of opioid use disorders.

Research shows that MAT treatment for opioid addiction decreases opioid use, opioid-related overdose, criminal behavior related to addiction, and the transmission of various infectious diseases. MAT also increases social functioning, the ability to manage basic life tasks, and time-in-treatment – all of which lead to better treatment outcomes for people with opioid use disorder than treatment without medication.

At Pinnacle Treatment Centers, we prescribe Methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol for patients in our MAT programs and Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) programs.

Click here to learn more about our MAT programs and the medications we use.

To find an Pinnacle MAT program close to you, choose a location from the drop-down menu above.