Medication Assisted Treatment
In certain situations, medications can be effectively used to assist in the detoxification of alcohol and opioid addiction. We encourage you to speak to your provider about options involving detoxification from other substances of abuse.
Detoxification from certain substances can be complicated and should only be done under the guidance of a healthcare provider. Ask your provider or present to the nearest ER if you are struggling with any of the following symptoms: vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, intense body aches, inability to work, difficulty with concentration, decrease in urination, tremor, seizure, or any other physically debilitating symptoms you are not able to manage at home.
Medication Assisted Treatment:
Medication Assisted Treatment combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. This is a person-centered approach to treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that MAT can help sustain recovery when used appropriately.
Medication is often used to relieve cravings and normalize brain chemistry. It can also be helpful to prevent the negative side effects of abstinence from the substance of abuse. Medications used are FDA approved and person-centered.
Examples of approved medications:
- Disulfuram (Antabuse)
- Naltrexone (Revia)
- Acamprostate (Campral)
- Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone)
- Subutex (Buprenorphine)
This list is not meant to be inclusive, there are other MAT medications and treatment options available please speak with your provider or counselor for options specific to your care.
SATUCI staff are not trained in medicine and do not have the authority to prescribe these medications. If a person is interested in being evaluated for use of these medications, that needs to be done with a physician, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant. Your SATUCI counselor can assist you with MAT services if you are interested. It is recommended that you allow for communication to occur between your counselor at SATUCI and the person prescribing the medication.