Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services

Hope and Grace Recovery Center’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program is clinically driven with a focus on individualized patient care.

Medication Assisted Treatment or Therapy is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders, usually related to opioid and heroin addiction.

Hope and Grace Recovery Center’s MAT program utilizes two specific medications, Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone), which is a partial opioid agonist, or Vivitrol (extended-release injectable naltrexone), which is an opioid antagonist.

Both are designed to assist people in the beginning stages of the recovery process from heroin, fentanyl, and any other opiate-based narcotics, by reducing intense cravings to use, which may interfere with successful engagement in treatment, and or 12 step recovery support groups. If you’re struggling with opioid addiction, or have a loved one that can’t stop using, our MAT program may be part of a comprehensive solution to bring lasting recovery.

We Partner with Board-Certified Addiction Medicine Physicians

Utilizing medications that include Suboxone and Naltrexone, clients will be treated both clinically and medically with compassionate staff that will assist navigating medical visits with addiction medicine certified physicians.

Hope and Grace Recovery Center coordinates all the medical care so that clients have a seamless, professional, and confidential experience.

Opioid treatment at Hope and Grace Recovery Center begins with a clinical team of addiction specialists who will develop a plan to address your specific recovery needs and challenges. In designing your treatment plan, this multidisciplinary team will consider multiple variables, including treatment history, substance history, and including any overdose history.

MAT Program

Hope and Grace Recovery Center Cor-12

What Is the Best Treatment for Heroin Addiction?

In 2015, in recognition of the nation’s emerging opioid addiction crisis.

— including an unprecedented epidemic of opioid overdose deaths —clinicians at Hazelden Betty Ford developed the Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps (COR-12™) program, a medication-assisted adjunct to our evidence-based Twelve Step treatment programs. 2019, Hope and Grace Recovery Center partnered with Hazelden Betty Ford certified Cor-12 training instructors to launch this evidence-based positive outcome program. Hope and Grace Recovery Center is excited to now offer the Cor-12 Program
If you are diagnosed with opioid use disorder, COR-12 may be recommended by your Hope and Grace Recovery Centers clinical team member representative.
  • Ease the discomfort of opioid withdrawal with the use of Suboxone (Buprenorphine)
  • Reduce cravings
  • Help you engage more successfully in rehab programming, 12 step recovery, and wellness activities

With COR-12, our immediate goal is to help you get through the discomfort of opioid withdrawal and reduce drug cravings. Our ultimate goal is to discontinue medication use and help you learn how to live drug free.

Opioid treatment at Hope and Grace Recovery Center begins with a clinical team of addiction specialists who will develop a plan to address your specific recovery needs and challenges. In designing your treatment plan, this multidisciplinary team will consider multiple variables, including treatment history, substance history, and including any overdose history
  • Substances used
  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Family relationships
  • Gender

The specialized COR-12 program includes opiate-specific group therapy, educational sessions, and individual therapy. Our comprehensive approach also keeps you engaged in rehab activities over a longer period of time than most addiction treatment programs, and includes family involvement, recovery support groups, and accountability as integral parts of COR-12 services. We know from experience that this combination of enhanced opioid rehab services, medication-assisted treatment, clinical interventions and active engagement over a longer period of time offers the best chance for long-term recovery.

How Are Opiate Withdrawal and Addiction Treated?

At Hope and Grace Recovery Center, medications are used to ease withdrawal symptoms, if clinically indicated. Our medical experts will work with you to make withdrawal and detox as comfortable as possible.
Once your medical condition is stabilized, your HGRC  clinical team will recommend the best COR-12 pathway for you. We provide three rehab paths for opioid use disorder:
  1. No Medication
    You will be gradually tapered off of Suboxone® over a one to two week period while in residential rehab. You will participate in the same treatment therapies, activities and groups as other patients in the COR-12 program.
  2. Buprenorphine/Naloxone (taken on a daily basis)
    Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) is a combination of two medications in one film, which dissolves under the tongue. Buprenorphine is a “partial opioid agonist,” meaning it can block opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings but does not have all the effects of other opioids. If taken by injection, the naloxone in Suboxone® prevents any euphoric effects or breathing problems. You can experience opioid withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking buprenorphine/naloxone but not as severely as you would if withdrawing from heroin use or other opioid/opiate drug use.
  3. Extended-Release Naltrexone (injected every four weeks)
    Naltrexone is an “opioid receptor antagonist,” meaning it blocks the effect of opioids. If you use opioids while naltrexone is in your system, you will not get high. Naltrexone itself has no euphoric effects and does not cause dependence, withdrawal symptoms or breathing problems. It has been shown to reduce cravings and the likelihood of relapse. Extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol®) is a formulation of naltrexone that is injected and slowly released.
Many treatment centers use Methadone for opioid use disorder. Learn why Hope and Grace Recovery Center use

Suboxone rather than Methadone for opioid use disorder.

Do you have questions about medication-assisted treatment for heroin, opioid or opiate addiction? Read our FAQs on medication-assisted treatment.

Hope & Grace MAT Program

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