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Medication Assisted Treatment

Serenity Lane Treatment Center
Home Treatment Programs Medication-Assisted Treatment

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 XR and buprenorphine for maintenance to all patients with an opioid use disorder. The decision between use of naltrexone XR or buprenorphine 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 Methadone, Naltrexone and Buprenorphine, 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 not be prescribing buprenorphine for patients beyond stabilization and treatment in our inpatient facility in Coburg. We are working 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 allow or prescribe methadone?
No. Our MAT program includes naltrexone and buprenorphine only.

What is Serenity Lane’s treatment philosophy?
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.” 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.

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