Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The path to recovery is not a straight line, nor is it the same for each person.

North Range’s Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, offers the use of medication in combination with counseling so clients can work toward recovery. MAT helps clients engage in a meaningful recovery path while providing affordable treatment for substance use disorder.

By reducing dependency on alcohol or opiates, MAT paves the way for...

  • Less painful withdrawal process
  • Family stability
  • The ability to work and go to school
  • Healthier pregnancies
  • Reduction in criminal activity
  • Reduced risk of overdose
  • Reduced disease transmission

Removing the stigma associated with substance use disorder is a primary focus of the program. One of the most important elements of any behavioral health program is a welcoming, compassionate, and supportive environment where people feel accepted, respected, listened to, and cared for. On top of the warm, non-judgmental care they give, the MAT team offers a variety of other services to meet their needs such as group and individual therapy, case management, and medication management.

One common misconception about MAT is that the program “replaces one drug with another”. MAT medications eliminate the urge to use substances without getting a person “high” – improving the quality of life and functioning of the individual for long-term recovery success.

MAT works closely with other North Range programs such as Adult Outpatient Program, Jail-Based Services, Behavioral Alternative Services in the Community (BASIC), True North Residential and Intensive Outpatient Services, Adult Recovery Program, and Frontier House to ensure individualized care tailored to each person’s unique set of needs, including therapy, housing, employment, or social opportunities.

Community partners are crucial to North Range’s shared vision of integrated medical, pharmaceutical, and behavioral health treatment.

Partners include:

Recovery is complicated. Making the decision to stop use is only the beginning; clients then begin to build healthier relationships, repair damaged relationships, set goals for the future, gain employment, address neglected health issues, and navigate the human services and/or legal system.

Deciding to begin the North Range Medication-Assisted Treatment program means taking a significant step in a journey toward a healthier life. Managing and treating a substance use disorder isn’t easy and, in most cases, cannot be done alone. North Range believes in the ability to recover and the MAT team is here to support you along the way. By pairing services and support systems to aid in the recovery process, MAT clients experience sustained sobriety, stronger coping skills, and positive relationships. MAT therapists help people reclaim their destinies, develop meaning and purpose, and rebuild their lives. If you are unsure of whether to seek help, take this quick online self-assessment.

Learn more:

Medication-Assisted Treatment and Common Misconceptions – SAMHSA Video

Medication Assisted Treatment at North Range

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