Renaissance Recovery Center is proud to announce the launch of our Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT).
Renaissance Recovery and its respective leadership have completed a year of research and development and we’re finally prepared to effectively launch our MAT track and provide supportive aid to a wider range of clinical needs. Learn more about Orange County addiction treatment programs.
About the Medication Assisted Treatment Program
According to the National Safety Council, the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than those of dying in a car accident. The CDC reports 70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017.
Medication Assisted Treatment Program uses FDA-approved medications in conjunction with other counseling and behavioral therapies. This treatment option is overseen by a medical doctor who has received the additional necessary training to treat substance use disorder with the assistance of conjunctive medication.
The Common Misconception
A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another, instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. This provides stability for the client so that they can begin the necessary clinical work they need in order to achieve long term recovery.
Buprenorphine, approved for use in 2002 by the FDA, represents the latest advance in MAT. Utilization of Buprenorphine in combination with other treatment modalities provide a whole-patient approach to opioid dependency. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, it satisfies the body’s craving for opiate, therefore, eliminating withdrawals. It does not produce the same level of euphoria. Buprenorphine has a “ceiling effect” which reduces the potential for misuse.
The Orange County Medication Assisted Treatment Program provides:
- One-on-ones with Therapists
- One-on-ones with Case Managers
- Medication management groups
- Individual sessions with your doctor
- Vocational development groups