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Medication Assisted Treatment

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Medication assisted treatment designed by an addiction specialist
Dr. Eric Geisler, Serenity Lane’s director of Medical Services, designed and manages our medication-assisted treatment program.

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction at Serenity Lane

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA- approved medications, such as naltrexone, buprenorphine and methadone in combination with clinical therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.

We drew upon our 45 years of experience treating substance use disorders, evidence-based methods of care and industry best practices to develop our MAT program.

Under this program we offer naltrexone (Vivitrol) and buprenorphine (Suboxone) for maintenance to all patients with an opioid use disorder. The decision between use of naltrexone (Vivitrol) or buprenorphine (Suboxone) for maintenance is patient-centered and always combined with therapeutic and wellness programming.

Our MAT program incorporates evidence-based, solution-focused methods for treating opioid addiction. Key elements of the program include:

1. Integrating a medical component
2. Providing extensive, holistic family education and therapy
3. Engagement in  treatment programming
4. Ongoing support, monitoring and communication throughout all levels of care

MAT for Opioid Use Disorder

The withdrawal symptoms from opioids are extremely intense and pose a considerable threat to recovery. Opioids derail normal brain functions leading to withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, intense and painful muscle cramps and sweating. These symptoms often lead to relapse. MAT provides patients the relief from withdrawal symptoms they need to work through their recovery program. Serenity Lane views medication-assisted treatment as an important tool in addressing and treating the chronic and progressive disease of opioid addiction. It is important to stress that medication alone is not a cure-all. Medication must be used as just one piece in a comprehensive therapeutic program.

Our medically-driven program is designed to produce the best possible outcomes for patients. A dedicated medical team that includes Serenity Lane’s medical director, who is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, has overseen and managed the design and implementation of this program.

Serenity Lane has been treating substance use disorders for more than 45 years. We recognize that addiction is a complex disease and requires comprehensive and patient-centered approaches. We are committed to an abstinence-focused approach and believe that in order to help people we must first be able to meet them where they are.

FAQs about MAT

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA- approved medications, such as naltrexone (Vivitrol) and buprenorphine (Suboxone), in combination with clinical therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.

Why MAT?
The withdrawal symptoms from opioids are extremely intense and pose a considerable threat to recovery. Opioids derail normal brain functions leading to withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, intense and painful muscle cramps and sweating. These symptoms often lead to relapse. MAT provides patients the relief from withdrawal symptoms they need to work through their recovery program. Serenity Lane views medication-assisted treatment as an important tool in addressing and treating the chronic and progressive disease of opioid addiction. It is important to stress that medication alone is not a cure-all. Medication must be used as just one piece in a comprehensive therapeutic program.

Will Serenity Lane prescribe buprenorphine?
Serenity Lane will be prescribing buprenorphine for patients needing stabilization and treatment in our inpatient residential facility in Coburg. We currently do not prescribe buprenorphine in the outpatient setting but we work closely with prescribers across the region to ensure all patients discharging on MAT have a plan and a connection once they enter the outpatient phase of their treatment.

Will Serenity Lane  prescribe methadone?
We will not be prescribing methadone, our MAT program includes naltrexone (Vivitrol) and buprenorphine (Suboxone) only.

What is Serenity Lane’s treatment philosophy?Our goal is to provide a continuum of care services that will eventually lead to patient self- management. We meet patients where they are and provide the care services and resources to help them find long-term recovery.

Have a question about MAT treatment? Call 1 (800) 543-9905 to speak with a member of our admissions team.

Learn more about how a substance-use disorder can actually re-wire the brain and trigger relapse. Watch Serenity Lane Medical Director, Dr. Eric Geisler’s patient-lecture: The Disease of Addiction

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