Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Â Â According to SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.Â
Opiate Addiction is a Disease:
Â Â A person has an opiate addiction when they develop a dependence on their opiate medication. They no longer take the medication for itâs initial reason, such as severe pain. They continue to take the medication to avoid going throughÂ opiate withdrawal symptomsÂ or use the drug to feel a sense of well being that comes in a rush after the drug is taken.Â
Â Â Our Medical Director. Dr. Joseph Koenigsmark, or Dr. K as we call him, runs our practice. He has seven years of working with addiction, and over three years of using MAT. He will see you personally and manage your care from beginning to end.