Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services

At AIM Behavioral Health Services, we offer specialized Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services for individuals dealing with substance use disorders. Led by Dr. Awawu Ojikutu-Agbabiaka, our MAT program provides evidence-based medication interventions to help patients achieve lasting recovery and improved quality of life.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is effective for treating substance use disorders, most often opioid use disorder (OUD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD). With MAT, we use FDA-approved medications to address the biological aspects of addiction.

Our Approach

At AIM Behavioral Health Services, we take a comprehensive and individualized approach to MAT. Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka begins by conducting a thorough assessment to understand each client’s unique history, substance use patterns, co-occurring mental health conditions, and treatment goals. Based on this assessment, she develops a personalized treatment plan that may include one or more FDA-approved medications for addiction, such as:

  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex)
  • Methadone
  • Naltrexone (Vivitrol)
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse) for alcohol use disorder

In addition to medication management, our MAT program incorporates counseling, therapy, and support services to address the psychological and social aspects of addiction. We provide individualized counseling, group therapy, education on addiction and recovery, relapse prevention strategies, and support for co-occurring mental health disorders.

Conditions We Treat

Our MAT services primarily focus on specialized care for those individuals dealing with opioid use disorder (OUD), meaning an opioid addiction such as heroin or prescription painkillers, as well as alcohol addiction (also called alcohol use disorder or AUD).

Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) offers several benefits for individuals struggling with substance use disorders, including:

  • Reduction of cravings and withdrawal symptoms: MAT medications help alleviate cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for individuals to stop substance use and focus on recovery.
  • Stabilization: MAT promotes stabilization by reducing the fluctuation of symptoms associated with addiction, allowing individuals to regain control over their lives.
  • Lower risk of overdose and relapse: MAT has been shown to reduce risks of overdose and relapse, increasing the likelihood of long-term recovery and improved health outcomes.
  • Improved treatment retention: MAT has been associated with higher treatment retention rates and engagement in counseling and support services, leading to better overall outcomes.

Get Started

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction or alcohol addiction, MAT services at AIM Behavioral Health Services can provide the support and resources necessary for lasting recovery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Awawu Ojikutu-Agbabiaka and learn more about our MAT program. Recovery is possible, and we are here to help you every step of the way.