Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment (MAT) - Jeannette, PA

The team at Recovery Care is trained to provide medication-assisted treatment for drug addiction, as well as drug counseling and alcohol counseling to support you throughout your recovery process. Please note that while our medication-assisted treatment options are available at all our locations, our drug counseling services are provided only in Jeannette, PA and Keyser, WV.

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FAQs on Medication-Assisted Treatment: 

What is medication-assisted addiction treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an addiction recovery treatment plan that includes medications designed to treat opioid use disorders as one would any chronic disease. MAT involves a prescription of an opioid antagonist medication supported by counseling, behavior therapies and other lifestyle-based addiction treatment.

What does an opioid antagonist do?

Drugs like heroin, oxycodone, morphine and methadone are known as “opioid agonists” because they activate receptors in the brain that block pain, providing the “opioid effect”and resulting in a high. Conversely, opioid antagonists block the effects of these drugs by attaching to the pain receptors and preventing the opioid effect from occurring. Opioid antagonist drugs available from Recovery Care include:

  • Suboxone
  • Subutex
  • Vivitrol
  • Zubsolv
  • Naloxone

When you consult with us, we can help you decide which option is best for you depending on your recovery needs and goals.

What medications can you not take with Suboxone?

Patients should not take antidepressants, sedatives, narcotic painkillers, sleeping pills, or tranquilizers while taking Suboxone. Because Suboxone contains Naloxone, Naloxone side-effects are a concern while taking these medications as well.

Will I ever stop taking my medication?

Every addiction treatment plan is different and must be tailored to the individual patient’s needs. Some people need continued medication assistance to make their recovery last, while others can eventually stop MAT altogether. Either way, our goal is to make your recovery complete no matter what, and we’ll continue to assess your needs regularly throughout your treatment.

FAQs on Substance Abuse Counseling:

How are mental health and addiction related?

Many debate on whether poor mental health leads to drug use and addiction or vice versa. As both addiction and mental health struggles are related to outside factors like trauma and genetics, we believe it’s enough to say that the two are simply linked, and should be treated in conjunction with one another. When combined, substance abuse and mental illness are called a co-occurring disorder, or dual diagnosis. 

Why should I find a substance abuse counselor?

Recovery requires a great deal of mental and emotional strength, and no one should have to undergo the process without a support system they can rely on. Drug counseling can provide the professional psychological support you need to complete your journey. Additionally, if you have untreated depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety, or another mental illness, we can help diagnose the problem and integrate treatment into your existing recovery plan.