Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
We advocate for the use of certain anti-craving medications for those struggling with opioid, alcohol, and stimulant use disorders. We have seen positive results from the use of anti-craving medications. Research studies also point to the effectiveness of these medications for recovery.
Our medical team is proficient in assessing the need for anti-craving medications. Some of these include:
- Naltrexone, a daily oral medication or Vivitrol, a monthly injection used for alcohol, opioids, and sometimes stimulants.
- Campral used for alcohol cravings
- Antabuse is not strictly an anti-craving medication. Persons using Antabuse will get very sick if they drink while on the medication.
- Various other drugs are used depending on the individual client’s needs.
These medications are used in conjunction with clinical interventions and behavioral changes to help clients to prevent or overcome the urges and cravings that come with early sobriety.