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Medication Assisted Therapy

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Medication Assisted Therapy provides care to people struggling with addiction to opiate based substances. MAT is a medical procedure of replacing an illicit or addicting opioid, with a longer acting but less euphoric opioid; Methadone or Buprenorphine are two commonly used drugs and are taken under medical supervision. The overall purpose behind using an opioid substitution drug is its capacity to assist the patient in gaining stability. It also provides the opportunity for the substance user to experience a reduced level of withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings while not producing the euphoric effects often experienced with illicit drug use.

Medication Assisted Therapy is a proven effective treatment for improving the overall health and wellbeing of people experiencing opiate use disorders and have lead to a reduction of opioid related deaths, and a decrease in financial expenditures related to drug-related crime and healthcare.


Benefits of Medication Assisted Therapy

  • Support the recovery, health, and well-being of the persons or families served
  • Enhance the quality of life of the persons served
  • Reduce symptoms or needs and build resilience
  • Restore and/or improve functioning
  • Support the integration of the person served in the community


We believe that Medication Assisted Therapy is most effective when it is administered in conjunction with comprehensive therapeutic services. The combination of these two treatments creates better outcomes for the patient, such as increased independence and greater integration back into their family and the community. Our comprehensive approach to recovery focuses on finding new meaning in life and a renewed sense of purpose, so that the individual and their family can move to a better life beyond addiction.


Ahoskie Clinic

144 Community College Road, Suite B
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Elizabeth City Clinic

102 Medical Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Greenville Clinic

2602 Courtier Drive
Greenville, NC 27834

Greenville Methadone Program

501 Paladin Drive
Greenville, NC 27834

Hatteras Clinic

57635 North Carolina 12
Hatteras, NC 27943

Jacksonville Clinic

231 Memorial Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Jacksonville Methadone Program

224 Memorial Drive, Suite B
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Kinston Clinic

2901 North Herritage Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Morehead City Clinic

3715 Guardian Avenue
Morehead City, NC 28557

Nags Head Clinic

2808 South Croatan Highway, Suite B
Nags Head, NC 27959

New Bern Clinic

1309 Tatum Drive
New Bern, NC 28560

Rocky Mount Clinic

132 Foy Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Washington Clinic

1379 Cowell Farm Road
Washington, NC 27889

Whiteville Clinic

706 North Thompson Street
Whiteville, NC 28472

Wilmington Clinic

2206-A Wrightsville Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403

New Bern Methadone Program

1309 Tatum Drive
New Bern, NC 28560