Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) consist of the use of medications specifically designed to treat Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. Methadone has been successfully utilized since the 1960's to treat opiate dependency. It is long lasting and generally requires one dose administered daily. The medication eliminates cravings and withdrawals associated with opiate deficiency and allows normal functioning. C
Opiate dependency involves a physical component and a mental component. Counseling begins with forming a trusting relationship with a person who is educated and trainec to help others deal with life's issues. We explore problems, the ramifications of those problems, examine attitudes and feelings, consider solutiions, and help with effective decision making.
Treatment Planning involves setting realistic goals, defining the methods and resources to use to accomplish those goals, and specific steps (objectives) to make those goals a reality. Withiout goals, we are ships without a rudder. What do you want to accomplish? Where do you want to be in one, two, or even 5 years? In what way do you want your life to be improved? What character traits would you like to possess or what relationships would you like to see improved? It is goals that point the way and give direction to life.