At Wellcross Behavioral Health, we believe in a compassionate, evidence-based, and personalized approach to addiction recovery. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the cornerstone of our approach to addiction treatment. Paired with psychotherapy, relapse prevention therapy, and dual diagnosis treatment, MAT helps patients manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms while addressing the root causes of addiction. Our experienced team is here to guide you through your treatment plan, step-by-step, so that you can reclaim control over your life.
Call 774.388.6510 today to discover how Wellcross Behavioral Health’s Waltham, MA, addiction treatment programs can support your recovery.
What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment combines FDA-approved medications with counseling and behavior modification to treat substance use disorders. The medications used are not substitutes for opioids or alcohol—instead, they help patients control cravings and withdrawal symptoms while they work to develop healthier lifestyles and behaviors. MAT is most effective when paired with psychotherapy to support long-term recovery.
At Wellcross Behavioral Health, we use Suboxone and Vivitrol to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol use disorders.
Suboxone is a prescription medication that plays a vital role in the treatment of opioid addiction. Comprised of two primary components, buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone is designed to mitigate the withdrawal symptoms associated with the cessation of opioid use. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, alleviates cravings, while naloxone wards off the euphoric effects associated with opioids. This combination aids in preventing relapse, allowing patients to focus on their recovery journey.
Vivitrol is a long-acting form of naltrexone, an opioid antagonist that works to prevent relapse by blocking the effects of opioids and alcohol. The medication is administered via injection every 28 days, providing patients with longer-lasting relief from cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Vivitrol is not intended for immediate withdrawal but instead supports long-term recovery efforts.
Benefits of Outpatient Rehab Featuring MAT
Outpatient rehab centers with medication-assisted treatment offer many advantages when compared to inpatient rehab. Outpatient settings provide more flexibility and affordability, allowing patients to continue their recovery while still living at home and attending work or school. The additional structure of MAT also helps bolster long-term results, reducing the risk of relapse and providing greater support for sustained sobriety.
Often, patients begin treatment at Wellcross Behavioral Health after completing an inpatient treatment program. Our outpatient treatment center provides a bridge between inpatient care and the eventual return to everyday life, allowing patients to build on their existing recovery progress and create a plan for sustained sobriety.
Just a few of the benefits of our approach to addiction treatment include:
- Personalized care from an experienced team of clinicians
- The ability to keep up with work and home commitments
- Access to evidence-based mental health treatment
- Relief from withdrawal symptoms and cravings
- Connection to a recovery community
- Guidance and support for successful long-term recovery
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment. Our team of experienced clinicians will work with you to create a personalized plan that meets your unique needs and goals. We’ll be there for you every step of the way, offering guidance, compassion, and understanding as you take control of your health and future.
Call Today to Live Your Future at Wellcross Behavioral Health
At Wellcross Behavioral Health, we believe in the power of recovery and the potential for a healthier future. If the cycle of addiction has kept you from experiencing the life you deserve, now is the time to take back control. Our team is here to provide the support and resources you need for a brighter future in recovery.