Medication Assisted Treatment
CODAC offers specialized treatment for people in recovery from opiates (heroin, morphine, oxycontin, etc.) with the help of FDA-approved medications called Methadone and Suboxone alongside consistent therapy and peer support.
When you decide you are ready to stop using drugs, come to CODAC. We will conduct an assessment and determine if Methadone or Suboxone will help you in your recovery.
In our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, clients will be helped to detox and then are prescribed medication by a Behavioral Health Medical Professional. How the medication is working will be closely monitored by your treatment team, and adjusted as necessary.
Therapy and peer support is a very important aspect of your recovery. You will create an individualized recovery plan that may include case management, individual or group therapy, and psychiatric care. You will also have access to a peer support specialist who will give you extra support and can connect you with valuable community resources to help you be most successful.
What is Methadone?
Methadone is a long-acting artificial morphine substitute. It has been found that - when prescribed with therapy and other supportive services - Methadone used in place of heroin, morphine, oxycontin and other opiates produces positive changes in motivation and social functioning.
At CODAC, Methadone is provided in liquid form on a daily basis, administered by Licensed Practical Nurses.
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a prescription medication made up of buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat opiate addiction under the direction of a doctor and alongside therapy. Suboxone is intended to be a short-term treatment. Individuals typically only use Suboxone for one year or less.
Why Medication for Opiate Use Disorder Treatment?
Addiction to opiates can lead to physical changes in the brain, altering the circuits responsible for mood, pleasure and reward responses. After the body has become dependent on the opiate, it can be very painful to live without it (withdrawal). Approved and prescribed medications help by replacing the opiate with a legal substitute, which is monitored closely by medical professionals.
What if I am Pregnant?
If you are pregnant and abusing drugs such as heroin or opioid pain killers, it’s important that you seek help for yourself and your unborn baby. Methadone can help you stop using those drugs. It is safe for the baby, keeps you free of withdrawal, and gives you the chance to take care of yourself (Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
Primary Health Care
At CODAC, we want to be sure to address the whole you which is why, in addition to monitoring your medication assisted treatment, we provide primary healthcare. Studies show that people who are living with an opiate addiction are at higher risk of chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease. Other times, people who use opiates can get hepatitis or HIV from sharing needles. Along with our treatment for substance abuse, our doctors can monitor these related health concerns.
We also provide care for common illnesses, injuries, physical exams and screenings, wellness checkups, as well as chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Everything from day-to-day sickness and annual checkups to vaccinations and standard lab work is available. You’ll have a team of experts — primary care providers, along with psychiatrists, therapists, case managers and peers support specialists — working together as one team in one convenient location.
Contact the Medication Assisted Treatment Program
- Call 24/7: (520) 202-1786.