MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT
Partners Behavioral Health offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in our goal to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. MAT bridges the biological and behavioral components of addiction. Research indicates a combination of medication and behavioral therapies can successfully treat SUDs and help sustain recovery. MAT has been shown to assist patients in recovery by improving quality of life, level of functioning, and the ability to handle stressors. MAT is evidence based and is a recommended course of treatment for opioid addiction.
Prescribed medications normalize brain chemistry, relieves physiological cravings, and normalizes body functions without the other substance’s negative withdrawal effects. MAT medications are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Each medication has different properties and is assessed by medical personnel to determine which is the best option for the individual.
Commonly Asked Questions
Are there insurance requirements to receive MAT services?
Yes. Patients must have insurance and/or PMAP/MA funding. Self-pay and/or cash is not accepted
Is Partners Behavioral Health a Methadone Clinic?
No. Medications are not dispensed at any location. Prescribed medications are processed through a patient’s pharmacy. MAT services are offered as a part of comprehensive care which includes a comprehensive assessment and in many cases, substance use treatment.
Are there specific requirements?
During the initial appointment, our nurse practitioner will determine if a patient is a good candidate for MAT medications.
A patient must be 18 years of age or older. Female patients must provide a negative pregnancy test from a clinic or doctor before beginning most medications. During the initial appointment, our nurse practitioner will determine if a patient is a good candidate for MAT medications.
If you have not had a comprehensive assessment, one will be required to proceed with MAT Services.
How can I schedule an appointment?
MAT appointments are held every Friday via tele-health. Please call 888-648-7652 and Press 1.