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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT's)

MAT's are Medication Assisted Treatments. This is the use of medication in combination with counseling/behavioral therapy.

This is an effective treatment for opioid use disorders and helps some sustain recovery. Medications used are approved by the FDA and prescribed by a doctor.

 

*Note: Medical Marijuana is not an FDA-Approved Medication Assisted Treatment

Vivitrol (Naltrexone)

Naltrexone is an oral or injectable drug proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used in conjunction with counseling. It blocks opioid pleasure receptors in the brain while individuals address the psychological aspect of drug misuse. Naltrexone can be taken orally or once month by injection under the brand name Vivitrol.

In order to begin either the oral or injectable naltrexone treatment, the individual must be free from opioid and alcohol use for a period of 10-14 days.

Supported Naltrexone Programs of Recovery

 

UPMC Center for Addiction

Recovery Polyclinic

2501 North 3rd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 782-4141

Associates In Medical Toxicology

207 House Ave
Camp Hill PA 17011
(717) 388-4334

Rase Project--Carlisle

1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 301 

Carlisle, PA 17015

(717) 249-6499

Rase Project--Harrisburg

100 North Cameron Street, Suite 401E

Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 232-8535

Methadone

Methadone maintenance was the first widely used opioid replacement therapy to treat heroin dependence, and it remains the best-researched treatment option for this problem. Methadone is an effective maintenance therapy intervention for the treatment of heroin dependence because the client is closely monitored, and it decreases heroin use better than treatments that do not utilize opioid replacement therapy.

Supported Methadone Replacement Therapy Facilities

 

Addiction Recovery Systems

3433 Trindle Road

Camp Hill, PA 17011

(717) 761-4500

Discovery House -- Mechanicsburg

920 Century Drive

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

(717) 790-1858

Discovery House -- Harrisburg

3601 N. Progress Avenue

Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 678-7779

Buprenorphine (Suboxone)

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From the 1960s until the year 2000, methadone was the primary option for people seeking narcotic replacement therapy to minimize withdrawal symptoms. In 2000, buprenorphine became the first narcotic drug that could be prescribed by certified physicians for the treatment of opioid dependence under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act. Unlike methadone, which is classified as a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act, buprenorphine is classified as a Schedule III substance, which means that its potential for abuse is lower than methadone.

Supported Buprenorphine Therapy Facilities

 

UMPC Center for Addiction

Recovery Polyclinic

2501 North 3rd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 782-4141

Associates In Medical Toxicology

207 House Ave
Camp Hill PA 17011
(717) 388-4334

Rase Project--Carlisle

1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 301 

Carlisle, PA 17015

(717) 249-6499

Rase Project--Harrisburg

100 North Cameron Street, Suite 401E

Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 232-8535