Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Instead of following old conventions about chemical dependency treatment, we've trained our counselors, therapists, and coaches in our Western MA locations on the use of medication to support recovery.

Medication – along with counseling and behavioral therapy – can be a life-saving option for people facing opioid addiction. We’ll help you understand whether MAT is right for you.

MAT Is Transforming Addiction Treatment

The thinking around “chemical dependency treatment” has evolved. Now called medication-assisted treatment, CHD and other leading recovery centers in Western Massachusetts recognize its value in treating certain addictions.

For many people in recovery, it’s a life-saving tool that supports the progress being made in therapy.

MAT provides a safe and controlled level of medication to help people overcome their dependence.

Typically used for addiction to opioids such as heroin and certain prescription pain relievers, MAT can help relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that make recovery so challenging.

Our certified addiction experts can provide access to methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine. If you’re already receiving methadone, we can help manage your treatment plan.

Under the care of a physician, MAT can safely be used for months, years, or even a lifetime. Talk to your doctor before stopping or changing any medications you take.

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According to a recent report from the Surgeon General, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combined with psychosocial therapies and community-based recovery supports is the gold standard for treating opioid addiction.