What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Medication-assisted treatment is a specialized approach to care that typically combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders.

Kemet Health always creates a highly personalized MAT regimen for all of our patients, in an effort to address each individual’s body, mind, triggers, and health needs. Our program combines physician visits, therapy, telemedicine, treatment planning, and personal coordination for your life needs.


How Does MAT WORK?

MAT provides a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the uncontrolled use of opioids. Each prescribed MAT regimen can relieve the physical withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in a patient’s body. This allows patients to work towards recovery in a safe manner.


How Long Does MAT Last?

Put simply: it depends. Every individual and their care team must work together to monitor how a person responds to MAT; to decide if any changes are needed; and to determine if MAT should cease. 

While undergoing MAT for however long is necessary, our patients will receive care in an office-based outpatient setting, typically with 2 - 4 patient visits per month.


Is MAT Safe?

Yes. People may safely take medications used in MAT for months, years, several years, or even a lifetime. Plans to stop any of these medications must always be discussed with a doctor.


What If I Have Additional Questions Or Concerns?

This is completely normal, and we want to help address them. Please contact us at your earliest convenience.