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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Vermont

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) assists people struggling with a substance misuse disorder in effectively navigating the withdrawal and recovery process.

MAT decreases the chance of relapse by managing the severity of withdrawal symptoms and minimizing cravings. This highly controlled method helps individuals fully engage with all aspects of the treatment program and recovery process.

Sana at Stowe leverages the science behind MAT to help patients safely and comfortably engage with inpatient treatment and start the journey of freedom from addiction.

What Is Medicated Assisted Treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an addiction recovery approach using medication with behavioral therapy to manage alcohol or substance misuse disorders. Certified professionals tailor MAT medicines to deliver quality and comfortable care during withdrawal.

MAT assists in:

  • Minimizing cravings during the early stages of treatment
  • Alleviating symptoms during alcohol or substance withdrawal
  • Eliminating a substance’s ability to induce a high

MAT goes hand-in-hand with group and individual counseling to explore the root causes driving addiction and help build a new life beyond addiction.

How Does MAT Work?

MAT medications contain active ingredients that restore balance to the parts of the brain affected by addiction. This chemical process helps an individual’s brain heal so they can better focus and stay on the right track to recovery, remission, and long-term health.

Because of its ability to curb cravings and withdrawal, MAT is used for people struggling with addiction to a range of substances, including:

  • Alcohol: When used in alcohol rehab programs, MAT helps individuals take control of their alcohol cravings and urges.
  • Prescription opioids: MAT is often used for the treatment of prescription opioid addiction. Because getting off of opioids can be dangerous for a person’s health, we will help you wean off of them in a controlled and safe environment.
  • Illicit substances: The dangers of detoxing from illicit substances — like heroin and fentanyl — are similar to getting off of opioids. MAT creates a scheduled detox with professional supervision.

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment Program

Sana at Stowe leverages medication-assisted treatment and evidence-based medication to help adults with substance misuse disorders overcome dependence on alcohol, opioids, and illicit substances.

At Sana at Stowe, we understand that MAT can be life-saving and game-changing. Our clinicians develop individualized medication treatment plans that they adjust as needed. We utilize the latest, most effective medications on the market to safely and quickly get you feeling better and detoxed from drugs and alcohol.

Throughout the continuum of our care, our certified professionals offer addiction medications to help individuals navigate the path of sustainable, long-term recovery. We combine counseling, behavioral therapy, and science-backed medications as powerful tools in combating addiction.

Experienced Medication-Assisted Recovery

Sana at Stowe is an established luxury addiction recovery center nestled at the foot of Mount Mansfield in Vermont. We provide:

  • Executive facilities: Our sanctuary is situated in the picturesque town of Stowe. Our private, luxurious accommodations and amenities offer the ideal space to prioritize your recovery, centeredness, and wellness.
  • Evidence-based and holistic treatment: Our clinicians use proven medications and methods in inpatient and residential treatment programs. We take a holistic approach, leveraging science and wellness practices to maximize growth and change.
  • Payment flexibility: We are in-network with OPTUM and BlueCross BlueShield. We also accept all private and out-of-network insurance. Because we believe everyone should have access to the treatment they need, we will work with each individual and family to make treatment affordable and reasonable.
  • Accredited service: Sana at Stowe holds accreditation from The Joint Commission® in the form of a Gold Seal of Approval®. The accreditation award is evidence of our premium level of care, rigorous quality, and commitment to patient safety and comfort.

Speak to a Coordinator About MAT Medicine and Treatment

Taking the brave first step and deciding to enter into an addiction recovery program may not be easy, but getting your dreams and life back on track makes it worth it. If you or an adult family member are struggling with a substance use disorder, know you don’t have to embark on the road of recovery alone and unsupported.

At Sana at Stowe, we provide a comfortable, private, and safe environment for you to go through substance withdrawal and enter our residential treatment program. We leverage MAT to alleviate any adverse physiological symptoms or cravings during your recovery, mitigating risks of relapse.

Speak to an admissions coordinator or visit our admissions page for more information.

2023 National Patient Safety Goals

Sana at Stowe has achieved accreditation and received

a Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission®.

This accreditation award verifies that Sana meets the most rigorous quality and patient safety standards of care, and shows a dedication to excellence across the full continuum of care. Learn more.

In-network with BlueCross BlueShield and OPTUM

Sana at Stowe is in-network with BlueCross BlueShield and OPTUM
and also accepts most out-of-network insurances, and accepts all private insurance. We provide financial assistance to help with the cost of treatment.