Medication Assisted Therapy Clinic: Opioid Addiction Treatment Using Suboxone

July 06, 2017
opioids

The Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Clinic is now open in Naperville. The clinic, located on the Linden Oaks Naperivlle Outpatient Center campus, is designed to help individuals discontinue the use of opioids, such as Heroin and Oxycodone, with the assistance of the medication, Suboxone.

 In the United States, over two million people are dependent on opioids for daily life and it is estimated that 91 people die each day from an opioid overdose.

However, getting help isn’t easy. The symptoms of withdrawal including, cramping, profuse sweating, nausea, and vomiting, can often prevent someone from seeking treatment for opioid addiction. Suboxone prevents these symptoms, reduces cravings, and prevents a high if additional opioids are taken.

This allows the individual the ability to concentrate on their treatment plan and address social emotional issues impacting use such as depression, anxiety, and/or trauma.

We prescribe Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) combined with group therapy and case management to assist our clients accomplishing their treatment goals. Suboxone is convenient – it is taken once per day, and clinic visits can be as infrequent as once per month. Suboxone has been shown to reduce the risk of relapse significantly, compared to traditional treatment programs without medication.

Our goal is for our clients to eventually live completely substance-free. We achieve this through medication, research-supported group therapy, and individualized case management.

The MAT Clinic operates throughout the week at our Naperville Outpatient Center. The typical client experience begins with weekly visits with our medical and behavioral health team to provide extra support at the start of treatment while progressively moving down in frequency.

Medication Assisted Therapy can offer an essential doorway to recovery for those who have previously struggled to stop using opioids.

Benefits of medication assisted therapy:

  • Removes opioid cravings
  • Prevents a high if additional opioids are used
  • Prevents withdrawal symptoms
  • Increased treatment success rate
  • Fewer relapses than with traditional treatment
  • Less disruption to daily life than other methods

Questions? Contact matc@eehealth.org. To schedule an assessment for the MAT Clinic contact our Help Line 24/7 at (630) 305-5027.