OUR RECOVERY PROGRAM
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
We provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals struggling with opiate addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Heroin. MAT Texas aims to treat the “whole-patient” with the use of FDA-approved medications such as methadone and Suboxone® (Buprenorphine). Combined with counseling, and behavioral therapy, these medications help to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal and cravings, allowing the patient to work on positive behavior changes.
Medications We Use
Methadone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) as a medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as for pain management. When taken as prescribed, methadone is safe and effective. Methadone helps individuals achieve and sustain recovery and to reclaim active and meaningful lives.
Methadone, a long-acting opioid agonist, reduces opioid craving and withdrawal and blunts or blocks the effects of opioids. Methadone, taken daily, is available in liquid, powder and diskettes forms.
Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine is safe and effective. Buprenorphine has unique pharmacological properties that help:
- Diminish the effects of physical dependency to opioids, such as withdrawal symptoms and cravings
- Increase safety in cases of overdose
- Lower the potential for misuse
Naloxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids, such as such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. Administered when a patient is showing signs of opioid overdose, naloxone is a temporary treatment and its effects do not last long. Therefore, it is critical to obtain medical intervention as soon as possible after administering/receiving naloxone.
There are many benefits to Medication-assisted treatment. Evidence from research shows the use of both medication and therapy can successfully treat opioid addiction, and for some people suffering with addiction, MAT can help maintain long-term recovery. In other instances MAT is also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdose. In fact, the combination of approved medication with professional counseling is considered the Gold Standard for treatment of opioid addiction.
MAT is primarily used to treat addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medications, such as Methadone or Suboxone, are designed to balance brain chemistry, relieve physiological cravings, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids and restore healthy body functions without the negative and euphoric effects of the substance used.
There is often a lack of knowledge of the setting and method of treatment that may lead to a lack of support from friends or family. Our facilities are known as Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) and are certified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the state in which operated.
MAT Texas is staffed by licensed nurses, therapist and board certified physicians that work as a team in supervised assessment and treatment, using methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone, of individuals who have opioid use disorders.
atient” with the use of FDA-approved medications such as methadone and Suboxone® (Buprenorphine). Combined with counseling, and behavioral therapy, these medications help to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal and cravings, allowing the patient to work on positive behavior changes.
We provide Medication Assisted Treatment using Methadone and Suboxone for patients throughout Dallas-Fort Worth including:
- Grand Prairie, TX
- Irving, TX
- Arlington, TX
- Bedford, TX
- Euless, TX
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling concerns.
Currently accepting patients Monday-Friday.
Mon 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tue 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wed 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thu 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am – 8:00 am