Drug & Alcohol Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) In Arizona

We offer MAT services 

For Opiate and Alcohol Use Disorders

Medication-assisted treatment is one of many tools in our arsenal of treatment options. If a client with an opiate or alcohol use disorder is interested, and if such treatment is medically and clinically indicated, then the Legacy Recovery Center team of licensed psychiatrists and addictionologists develops a customized plan that includes MAT

What does MAT help with?

MAT involves the use of medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in conjunction with therapy and counseling. MAT for drugs is intended to help:

Reduce cravings
Block euphoric effects of opiates or alcohol
Relieve withdrawal symptoms
Improve treatment participation

Alcohol Medication-Assisted Treatment

If you have found that you are dependent on alcohol, physically or mentally it may be worth considering MAT for alcohol use disorder, alongside therapy.  Understand that a MAT center is not a cure-all. However, for some individuals it provides additional support while undergoing the therapeutic process. When used in conjunction with therapy, and treatment, it is a very effective option. Our medical and psychiatric team will begin by evaluating your medical and substance abuse history to determine if you meet criteria for MAT..  Our team will then discuss with you about the medication, what it’s effects are, what the side effects could be, and how it could be beneficial for your situation. You will then be able to make an informed decision on whether or not you chose to begin MAT.

The most common medications for alcohol use disorder are:

acamprosate
disulfiram
naltrexone

Medication-Assisted Opiate Treatment

MAT has proven effective in the otherwise uncomfortable medically assisted opiate detox process by easing the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Following detox, however, continued use of medications is generally necessary to help the user completely avoid opiates.

MAT for drug dependency includes the use of buprenorphine and naltrexone for short-acting opioids like heroin, morphine and codeine, as well as for semi-synthetic opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. Buprenorphine and naltrexone  can be safely used for long periods of time and can even be used for a lifetime.

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