Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a "whole-patient" approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. These medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. MAT programs provide a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid. Research has shown that, when provided at the proper dose, medications used in MAT have no adverse effects on a person’s intelligence, mental capability, physical functioning, or employability.
At Lake Point Recovery and Wellness, our MAT program combines specialized medications such as Suboxone (Naloxone/Buprenorphine), Naltrexone, Antabuse, and others with Evidence-Based Counseling to aid people in learning recovery skills while taking medications that prevent withdrawal. We use licensed medical professionals to routinely monitor our patients as they safely lower their dose and eventually stop the medication altogether.
Clients involved in the Residential Treatment Program can be referred to Lake Point Recovery and Wellness’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for any reason, including chronic pain. If a client is interested in the MAT Program, they will need to speak with their counselor to be assessed for appropriateness of this program. Their counselor will speak with the Medical Director regarding the client’s assessment, and then the Medical Director will speak with the client prior to her final decision. Clients are required to have a plan, created by the prescribing physician that outlines a written formula for titrating off the MAT substances. The plan will be a part of their treatment plan.
Lake Point Recovery and Wellness does accept clients utilizing MAT services from other qualified and approved physicians. Prior to admission, if a client is starting services with Lake Point Recovery and Wellness already on MAT, they will need to have a release of information from their approved physician for care coordination purposes. Clients are required to have a plan, created by the prescribing physician that outlines a written formula for titrating off the MAT. The plan will be a part of their treatment plan.
Failure to adhere to the MAT treatment plan, failure to submit to drug testing, failure to pass drug-testing, diversion of medications, and/or failure to follow the treatment plan are all grounds for termination.