Medication Assisted Treatment Program

Meridian HealthCare offers a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for individuals addicted to opioids such as heroin, morphine or prescription medications. When used in combination with traditional addiction counseling services, Medication-Assisted Treatment has proven highly effective in helping men and women with this condition.

All clients are required to undergo random urine drug screens and participate in intensive counseling sessions and other recovery activities. Free consultations are offered for individuals and/or families.

Programs and Services

Methadone Therapy

Methadone is a medication prescribed by a physician to treat opioid addiction, in combination with intensive counseling and other recovery services. It is not indicated for the treatment of chronic pain.

Admission Criteria: Adults dependent on opioids for one year or more. Clients must demonstrate previous unsuccessful treatment attempt(s).

Suboxone Therapy

Suboxone is a medication prescribed by a physician to treat opioid addiction, in combination with intensive counseling and other recovery services. It is not indicated for the treatment of chronic pain.

Admission Criteria: Adults dependent on opioids who are struggling to sustain recovery due to physical withdrawal symptoms.

Naltrezone/Vivitrol Therapy

Naltrexone and Vivitrol are opioid blockers prescribed by a physician to treat opioid addiction, in combination with intensive counseling and other recovery services.

Naltrexone (pill form) and Vivitrol (monthly intramuscular injection) are both non-narcotic, non-addictive substances that create a blockade, preventing other opioids of abuse from binding to the opioid receptors in the brain.

Admission Criteria: Adults dependent on opioids who have successfully maintained abstinence for a period of at least  7 to 10 days. Clients who have successfully completed detoxification or residential treatment, as well as clients preparing for release from incarceration, are strongly encouraged to consider this option for sustaining their recovery.

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