Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program assists patients addicted to opioids with medication and other supports to help them in their recovery.
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Our MAT team works with the CVMC primary care practices and Central Vermont Treatment Partners around Central Vermont.
To make an appointment, call us directly or ask your healthcare provider for a referral.
Our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program assists patients addicted to opioids with medication and other supports to help them in their recovery. Recovery from opiates and other drugs can improve your health and overall quality of life. Our MAT team services can help you or those you love improve their chances for long-term sustained recovery.
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers. The medication can normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders.
What is the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program?
CVMC's Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program is staffed by registered nurses and licensed counselors who specialize in addiction and recovery. They work closely with local MAT care providers to offer you the best care possible.
As part of your care, the MAT staff provide you with education, support, referrals for additional supports, and care coordination with those involved in your treatment. Change is difficult and we want to help support you being a healthy community member.
Post-Partum and Maternal Health Services
Our team offers EVERY pregnant and postpartum patient a wellness consult to review supports, mental health first aid, resources, referrals, family planning and general education, as well as provide support for pregnant and parenting women with addictions.
The Central Vermont Community Response Team (CVCRT) is centered on community support for pregnant and parenting women in treatment and recovery in Central Vermont. CVCRT promotes recovery for pregnant and parenting women with addictions, as well as those enrolled in medication assisted treatment (MAT). CVCRT collaborates with agencies for supports and to access services for clients’ needs.
Learn More About Our Substance Abuse Services
Our addiction counselors offer a variety of substance abuse services and can help you access other resources in our community.
- SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment). A free early intervention and treatment services for patients at risk of developing substance use disorders.
- RAM (Rapid Access to MAT program). Offered through our Emergency Department, RAM provides same-day treatment for opioid addiction and follow-up counseling services.
- CVTP (Central Vermont Treatment Partners). A partnership of health care professionals throughout central Vermont designed to quickly connect people in need of treatment for opioid use disorder to area treatment programs.