M.A.T. Program FAQ
What is Medication Assisted Treatment?
Medication Assisted Treatment is a program available at Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio that utilizes medication including Suboxone, ReVia and Vivitrol along with intensive individual group and individual therapy to help people who have addictions to opiate pain medications and Heroin.
What is the process for Medication Assisted Treatment?
In order to be involved in the Medication Assisted Treatment program a person would first have to have an assessment completed by a clinician at Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio. After the assessment the assessing clinician will send a referral to the Medication Assisted Treatment Coordinator who will review the assessment with the doctor to determine the person’s eligibility for Medication Assisted Treatment. Once the doctor approves the assessment the Medication Assisted Treatment Coordinator will complete an orientation with the person to review the rules of the program. The person will then complete a urine drug screen and meet with the doctor. The doctor will then determine which medication would best help them.
How often will I need to be in treatment?
The Medication Assisted Treatment Program is very intensive and requires a high level of commitment. Participants are required to attend group and individual counseling, scheduled and random urine screens, doctor appointments and sober support meetings in their communities.
How long can I be in the program?
A person’s time in the Medication Assisted Treatment program is based on their individual needs and their progress in treatment. The maximum length for Suboxone treatment is 3 months and the maximum treatment time for ReVia/Vivitrol is 18 months.
What are the fees associated with Medication Assisted Treatment?
At this time most insurance companies, including Medicaid, cover some or all of the costs associated with Medication Assisted Treatment. It is possible that a participant may have some cost depending on their specific insurance plan, deductibles or co-pays. Please contact Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio to discuss financial concerns.
Can pregnant women be in this program?
Women who are pregnant are not eligible for the Medication Assisted Treatment Program due to possible side effects. If you are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant please call Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio and we can assist in referring you for ongoing treatment.
What’s the difference between ReVia and Vivitrol?
ReVia and Vivitrol are the same medication, Naltrexone. The main difference between ReVia and Vivitrol is how a person takes the medication. ReVia is a pill form that is taken orally every 24 hours. Vivitrol is an intramuscular injection given by medical staff once every 28 days.