Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) & Methadone
When it comes to recovery, no two paths are the same. The treatment offered at each CASA-Trinity location is based on the client’s needs. The first thing to remember is that sometimes people don’t know where to start with their path to recovery. Which is where we come in. Our goal is to help them create a healthier lifestyle while supporting them through the process.
Regardless to which location you visit, we focus on treating the whole person and not just their substance use disorder. In order to do so, our staff also includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants as well as Registered Nurses.
Registered Nurses perform a medical assessment to help refer clients to primary care physicians and dentists in the area; if needed and offer testing for Hepatitis, HIV and TB.
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants can prescribe medications for the treatment of substance use disorders.
What is Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)?
In combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, MAT provides a client-centered approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Furthermore, allowing the individual to be involved in their full circle of care and feeling empowered to succeed.
CASA-Trinity offers a comprehensive list of medications that can be used for Medication-Assisted Treatment. Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade and Vivitrol are used for opiate use disorder. Vivitrol, Acamprosate and Antabuse are prescribed for alcohol use disorder as needed.
We also offer nicotine replacement therapy to aid in smoking cessation for those who are trying to quit.
Types of medication offered:
This is an oral medication that is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. To note, this is a medication indicated for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Buprenorphine is a partial opiate agonist that blocks other opioids from attaching to the opioid receptors in the brain.
Prior to prescribing this medication, our medical staff completes a process to ensure safety for our client. This process includes assessing the needs of the individual, a physical examination, and lab work to ensure that they are healthy. If completed without concern, they can then continue receiving counseling services along with education on the effects of Suboxone.
Naloxone (Narcan) is a medication used to reverse an overdose from opioids. Once used, it knocks other opiates off the receptors in the brain, preventing the negative effects of the misused drug. If you would like to get trained in Narcan, please reach out to one of our clinics to set up a training. It is free and you will be given a free kit upon completion! Getting trained could save a life.
Campral is a medication that can help reduce the desire to drink. Along with Antabuse (disulfiram), which treats problem drinking by creating an unpleasant reaction to alcohol, are also available.
Naltrexone (a.k.a. Vivitrol):
A once-a-month injection that aids in the reduction of cravings from alcohol and opiates. Prior to prescribing this medication, our medical staff completes a process to ensure safety for our client. The process of prescribing this medication includes assessing the needs of the patient, a physical examination, and lab work to ensure that the individual is healthy.
If completed without concern, they can then continue to receive counseling services along with education on the reactions, effects and the process of the way this medication works to aid in the reduction of cravings.
This medication is a monthly injectable form of buprenorphine. This is used to treat moderate to severe opioid use disorders in those who have been stabilized on the Suboxone film.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy:
For anyone that is trying to quit smoking or using nicotine products, we can help! NRT includes assessing the needs of the individual and if necessary, prescribing certain medications that may aid in abstinence from nicotine such as:
- Nicotine patches
- And/Or other forms of medication that may reduce the desire for nicotine
Attached to our Elmira, NY Outpatient Clinic, our Integrated Care Opioid Treatment Program offers Methadone as a Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD). Additionally, not only is MOUD one of the most researched medical treatments for any chronic disease in the world, but it is also the most researched treatment for substance use disorders.
Facilitated by Medical Providers, clients will visit daily for their single dose medication as part of this treatment plan. Taken daily, methadone helps to fight cravings, reduce withdrawal, and assist clients in achieving their recovery goals.
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