The opioid epidemic has hit every corner of the United States, with devastating effects felt by communities both large and small. In response to this public health crisis, MD M.A.T.T. Washington, DC, offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs that combine counseling with medications like Suboxone to treat opioid use disorder effectively.
These programs have proven to be successful in helping people recover from addiction and lead healthy, productive lives. With MAT, patients are able to eliminate their use of opioids, avoid dangerous and potentially fatal overdoses, and improve their overall health.
We’re committed to making these life-saving services more accessible than ever. If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, please reach out to us to learn more about our evidence-based approach to treatment. With no waitlists and same-day appointments often available, we can help you get started on the road to recovery today.
Contact us today at 202.933.5583 to begin medication-assisted treatment.
Our Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs
Why do we use medication in addiction treatment? MAT programs are an evidence-based approach to treating opioid addiction, and they have been shown to be more effective than other methods of treatment like detoxification or behavioral therapy alone.
By using medication to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings, patients are able to focus on their recovery without the distraction of constantly fighting their addiction. This allows them to participate in counseling and other therapies that can address the underlying causes of their addiction and help them develop healthy coping skills.
Suboxone is our medication of choice for MAT programs. It is a safe and effective medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid addiction. Suboxone works by binding to the same receptors in the brain that are targeted by opioids like heroin, but it does not produce the same high as these drugs.
How MAT and Counseling Work Together
Medication alone is not enough to treat addiction, which is why our MAT programs also include counseling and other forms of support.
Counseling involves meeting with a therapist on a regular basis to discuss your goals for treatment and any challenges you may be facing. During these sessions, you’ll:
- Learn about addiction and its causes
- Develop healthy coping skills
- Identify triggers for drug use and learn how to avoid them
- Get support from others who are also in recovery
This comprehensive approach to treatment ensures that you have the tools you need to successfully recover from addiction.
What to Expect from Our MAT Program
Scheduling Your First Visit
Your First Visits
After the first few visits, you’ll begin to see your practitioner on a regular basis. Scheduling and rescheduling appointments at MD M.A.T.T. Washington, DC is simple should you need to make any changes to your schedule.
You’ll take Suboxone as prescribed and attend counseling sessions on a regular basis. This treatment isn’t just about treating addiction or overcoming the craving; it is about recovery. You’ll find purpose in all that you do by building a community that supports you through thick and thin.