Suboxone medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
Help is just a phone call away @ The Infusion Clinic of Ocala (352) 325-5755
Located at 2801 SE 1st Ave Ste 201 | Ocala, FL 34471
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is one way to help those with opioid addiction recover their lives. Medication-assisted therapy is treatment for addiction that includes the use of medication along with counseling and other support. MAT improves outcomes:
More likely to stay in treatment
Decreases illicit opiate use and other criminal activity
Increases patient ability to gain and maintain employment
Improves birth outcomes among women with substance use disorders
If a person is addicted to opiates, medications such as Suboxone (buprenorphine-naloxone) allow him or her to regain a normal state of mind, free of drug-induced highs and lows. It frees the person from thinking all the time about the drug and reduces problems of withdrawal and craving. These changes can give the person the chance to focus on the lifestyle changes that lead back to healthy living. When properly dosed, there are no adverse effects on patients’ mental, intellectual, or physical functioning.
Taking medication for opioid addiction is like taking medication to control heart disease or diabetes. It is NOT the same as substituting one addictive drug for another. Used properly, the medication does NOT create a new addiction. It helps people manage their addiction so that the benefits of recovery can be maintained.
For MAT, our clinic only uses Suboxone and other buprenorphine containing medications. We do not use methadone.
The Department of Health and Human Services published a short pamphlet that explains MAT. Click here for a download.