Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in New Jersey

Medication Assisted Treatment


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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders and addiction. MAT involves the use of FDA-approved medications that help reduce cravings, prevent withdrawal symptoms, and block the effects of opioids or alcohol.

When is Medication Assisted Treatment Most Effective?


MAT is most effective when combined with counseling and behavioral therapies as part of a comprehensive treatment approach. Behavioral therapies help individuals address underlying issues, learn coping skills, develop relapse prevention strategies, and make positive lifestyle changes to support recovery. It is crucial that the medications be tailored to the individual's unique needs, preferences, and circumstances. Treatment plans should be based on a comprehensive assessment of the individual's medical history, substance use patterns, mental health status, social support network, and other relevant factors.

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Our team, comprised of licensed professionals in addiction medicine, offers comprehensive care, including therapeutic sessions, medication-assisted treatment, and group support, all aimed at minimizing relapse and fostering effective sobriety management.


Emphasizing a recovery journey devoid of shame or fear, our approach is rooted in compassion within a supportive environment, ensuring our holistic treatment plans not only promote recovery but also overall wellness.


Does Medication Assisted Treatment Work?

MAT has been shown to be effective in reducing opioid and alcohol use, improving retention in treatment, reducing overdose risk, and improving overall health outcomes. Research consistently demonstrates the effectiveness of MAT in reducing substance use, improving treatment retention, and reducing the risk of overdose and other negative consequences associated with addiction.