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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The “Gold Standard” in Treatment for Opioid Addiction

If you or someone you know or care about is suffering from opioid addiction (heroin, fentanyl, OxyContin®, Vicodin®, or other prescription pain medications), it’s time to ask for help. While local and national news highlights the growing number of people who are addicted to opioids, THS understands that these numbers are real people whose lives and futures are at stake.

The evidence-based Substance Use Disorder treatment program at THS provides compassionate support for patients diagnosed as abusing opioids, alcohol, or other drugs. The goal is to prevent more serious involvement in the future. THS empowers patients by providing the tools they need to make positive lifestyle changes. THS supports patients as they grow beyond the negative impacts of opioids, alcohol, and other drugs. Our Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program helps patients create their best mental health

Smiling young man with crossed arms. The kind of person who could be on the THS Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program.
Patients on our MAT program come from all walks of life

Patient-centered treatment program plans are determined by an assessment and are tailored to meet the unique needs and strengths of the individual patient. This plan includes length and intensity of treatment. Patients who experience relapse are not excluded from the program, rather their needs are reassessed, and treatment is changed to better serve them.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Patients in the MAT program at THS receive services toward developing their wellness and aiding prevention. These services include assessments, medical evaluations, medication management, case management, and individual and group counseling.

Patients diagnosed with an Opioid Use Disorder under an MAT program may be provided with methadone treatment or may be prescribed buprenorphine, as determined by the physician.

Methadone in MAT

Methadone treatment can provide many benefits to individuals seeking to move past their addiction. These include,

  • Reduced or discontinued use of opioids
  • Reduced risk of overdose
  • Reduced risk of infection or transmission of diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B or C, bacterial infections, tuberculosis, STDS and others
  • Reduced mortality
  • Reduced criminal activity
  • Improved family stability
  • Improved employment potential
  • Improved pregnancy outcomes.

Buprenorphine in MAT

Buprenorphine (Also known as Suboxone®) is another successful medication-assisted treatment option in the management of physical and mental withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction. Patients who may be ideal for this type of treatment are first assessed by a healthcare professional (physician, ARNP, or PAC) to ensure safe and appropriate medication management. 

Along with medication management services, THS provides all buprenorphine patients with outpatient treatment services.  These services include individual and group counseling and case management services.

Health Insurance for MAT

Therapeutic Health Services accepts Medicaid/Apple Health for all MAT services. Learn more about the health insurance plans we accept here.

Counseling & Recovery Support

Medication is only part of the solution. Safe and proven medication-assisted treatment is combined with evidence-based counseling delivered by caring and compassionate staff to achieve the best results. The experienced team of counselors at Therapeutic Health Services helps patients explore recovery tools and skills to improve their lives and develop whole-health wellness.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Posts

Patient and Counselor, Brenda and Paula

Looking Back: Brenda’s Story

Looking Back Update It’s been one year since we first shared Brenda’s story. We caught up with her to see how things were going. She’s still receiving treatment with THS and still enjoying working with Paula. As Brenda says; “Paula is still my favorite person…I love her dearly, we get along like real family members, we get along great.” Brenda is healthy and well, still loving all the good things life has blessed her with since she stopping using. Read more..

Betty, patient at THS. Hers is a story of recovery through time.

Looking Back: Betty’s Story – Recovery Through Time

One-Year Check-Up We had a chance to check-in with Betty, a patient of Summit/Seneca Branch whose story we told a year ago in a patient story video. Betty is doing well and staying healthy in this time of uncertainty. Betty is in the high-risk group for Covid-19, but her local neighbor community has really rallied around the challenge and she and her neighbors are getting help picking up groceries and such. As Betty puts it, she’s really thriving right now. more..

Hands holding, supporting each other. Debra

Looking Back: Debra’s Story

The story below was originally posted in April of 2019. We want everyone to know about Debra and her story of overcoming a lifetime of addiction and health struggles, to create the life she always wanted. A Hard Start Debra had a hard start in life. She was born addicted to heroin, her parents were both users before she was born. At the age of 13, Debra decided she was going to try heroin. Debra asked her father to shoot more..

Scott

Scott’s Story – The Courage to Recover

Meeting Scott When you talk with Scott, you hear a guy that knows his mind and can explain where he’s coming from. With every question his response breaks down his experience and tells his story. He makes it easy to relate to each of his challenges and the hard work it took to overcome them. Scott started using heroin when he was 15. He didn’t achieve sobriety until age 38. “I’ve been going at it since I was 15. Got more..

Silhouette of man relaxing on mountain with book not facing addiction

Dwayne’s Story

Losing it and Getting it Back Dwayne has a relaxed sort of charisma. He’s well dressed, well-spoken, a very charming person to speak with. Life hasn’t always been kind to Dwayne, but when you speak with him you can tell that life’s challenges have not held him down. Despite falling into drug use, addiction and nearly losing everything as a young man, he realized when he had a problem and needed help. He came to THS and with the tools, more..

Rachelle

Rachelle’s Story

No one chooses to become addicted, and there are many reasons why people use and abuse substances. It doesn’t take long to reach rock-bottom – losing everything, including your children and your health.  Rachelle, a patient at Therapeutic Health Service’s Snohomish/Everett Branch, never imagined she’d lose her life to addiction, but she almost did. A Challenging Diagnosis Rachelle was diagnosed with cancer at age 25. A diagnosis that shocked her and stopped her from living her best life. As a more..

Betty, patient at THS. Hers is a story of recovery through time.

Betty’s Story – Recovery Through Time

The first thing you need to know about addiction recovery Is that it doesn’t happen overnight. Recovery can take many years and even after a long period of sobriety, relapse is always a possibility. Betty is a patient at Therapeutic Health Service’s Summit Branch. Her story of recovery highlights the time it can take to reach recovery and what it takes to get there. Betty became a patient of THS in 1981 She was 30 and pregnant with her daughter. more..

Patient and Counselor, Brenda and Paula

Brenda’s Story – Recovery from Opioid Addiction

Looking Back Update It’s been one year since we first shared Brenda’s story. We caught up with her to see how things were going. She’s still receiving treatment with THS and still enjoying working with Paula. As Brenda says; “Paula is still my favorite person…I love her dearly, we get along like real family members, we get along great.” Brenda is healthy and well, still loving all the good things life has blessed her with since she stopping using. Read more..

Hands holding, supporting each other. Debra

Debra’s Story

A Hard Start Debra had a hard start in life. She was born addicted to heroin, her parents were both users before she was born. At the age of 13, Debra decided she was going to try heroin. Debra asked her father to shoot her up. He begged her not to. Debra told him, that if he didn’t give it to her, she’d go find someone who would. So he shot his 13-year-old daughter up with heroin. Debra had been more..

Facts of the Opioid Crisis

By now, it is well known the United States is facing a devastating opioid crisis. Large cities and small towns across the country are feeling its effects as more and more overdoses are reported every day. Despite widespread awareness of the issue, many people don’t understand the underlying details of the epidemic. Check out this article to learn more about how it got started and what is being done to help stop it. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/health/opioid-crisis-fast-facts/index.html

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