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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the NC Triangle

 

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) pair behavioral health therapies with medication in treating substance use disorders.

 

Triangle Wellness and Recovery provides Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in a bright professional building in Cary, NC, with easy access from around the NC Triangle.

Medications for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders

 

If clinically indicated, Dr. Koenig may prescribe medications that contain buprenorphine or naltrexone.

Buprenorphine

 

Patients whose treatment includes buprenorphine, or any other controlled substance, are typically seen more frequently than patients who are not taking medications with a high risk of abuse. Gradually visits become more spread out as the patient’s symptoms improve. Usually a patient will be seen weekly for at least 4 weeks before stretching out visit intervals to 2 weeks and ultimately to once every 4-6 weeks.

 

Read more about this controlled substance on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) page on buprenorphine, or in this buprenorphine article on the National Institute of Health (NIH) site.

 

Buprenorphine is not the only medication that has shown to be effective in treating opioid addiction. Ask us about other treatment options and the potential risks and benefits of each to make an informed decision.

Naltrexone

 

Naltrexone is the FDA Approved treatment for moderate to severe opioid use disorder as well as alcohol use disorder. It is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids, and suppresses cravings for opioids and alcohol.

 

It is not a controlled substance.

 

To read more about it visit the naltexone page on the SAMHSA websiteFor more technical information, visit the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)’s page on oral naltrexone or the NCBI page on injectable naltrexone.
Ask us about the benefits of injectable naltrexone over the tablet.

Suboxone®

Suboxone® is one of the buprenorphine-containing products that is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe opioid use disorder. 

Sublocade®

Sublocade® is an extended release form of buprenorphine that is injected monthly by a health care professional. 

Vivitrol®

Vivitrol® is the brand name of the extended release injectable form of naltrexone which we administer in our Cary NC office as a monthly injection. 

ReVia® and Depade®

ReVia® and Depade® are brand names for the tablet form of naltrexone which we can prescribe at Triangle Wellness & Recovery.

Our goal is to help you increase your happiness, strengthen your resilience and improve your overall mental and physical health.

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