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 all 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


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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.


Corporate Office

4300 Sapphire Court
Greenville, NC 27834

Aberdeen Adolescent

206 North Pine Street
Aberdeen, NC 28315

Ahoskie Clinic

144 Community College Road, Suite B
Ahoskie, NC 27910