Medication-assisted opioid treatment

Treating abuse – preventing overdose

You want your life back.

We want to help you get it back.

At Overmountain Recovery, we use medication to treat substance abuse and prevent opioid overdoses. And put you on the path to recovery.

We also treat you as a “whole person” – spiritually, mentally and physically – by adding proven therapies and counseling to your treatment plan.

Why medication-assisted treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment (often called MAT) is a common way to treat addiction to opioids, including heroin and some prescription painkillers.

Research shows that combining therapy with medication is an effective path to recovery.



One of the medications used for treatment at Overmountain is methadone.

Methadone is a synthetic opioid that works by attaching to opiate receptors in the brain. It helps reduce the cravings and withdrawal symptoms often caused by opioids.

Methadone has been used for 40+ years in addiction treatment. When taken as prescribed as an opioid-replacement therapy, it’s considered to be safe.

Learn more about methadone treatment.



Another medication we use is buprenorphine.

Buprenorphine is a synthetic opioid that works in the brain to reduce the desire to use problem drugs and to help avoid withdrawal symptoms. It reduces powerful desires – cravings – for opioids.

Buprenorphine has been used to treat addiction for more than 15 years.

And like methadone, buprenorphine is considered safe when used as prescribed.

Learn more about buprenorphine treatment.


Questions? Ready to get started?

Visit our frequently asked questions page.

Or contact us to learn more. We’re happy to answer any questions and help you get started on the path to recovery.

This project is funded in part by a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.


You can also learn more about methadone, buprenorphine and medication-assisted treatment by visiting the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.