Medication-Assisted Treatment is the use of medications to treat substance use disorders.
When medications may be indicated for client treatment, our therapists will assist clients to be seen by our medical staff, which includes psychiatrist, physicians, advance practice nurses with a specialty in psychiatry. A member of our medical staff can evaluate the client’s particular needs and, if appropriate, prescribe a medication. Follow up medication management will be scheduled as appropriate with your medical provider. Coordination of care with a client’s primary care professional will be done with the written consent by an adult client or the parent / guardian of a child.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. For clients needing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) the staff of Newhaven provides evaluation, prescribing and administration of Vivitrol is provided at scheduled appointments. Vivitrol is the only medication that Newhaven prescribes to assist individual with alcohol and opiate addictions. This medication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA). Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery.