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” 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 way to move patients to recovery.

 

Methadone

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

Methadone is an opioid-replacement therapy. When taken as prescribed, it is considered to be safe.

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

Methadone has been used for 40+ years in addiction treatment.

 

Buprenorphine (Suboxone®)

Another medication we use in the program is buprenorphine, which is also known as Suboxone®.

Like methadone, buprenorphine is an opioid-replacement therapy that’s considered safe when used as prescribed.

It is a synthetic opioid partial agonist that binds to your brain’s opiate receptors, helping reduce opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

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

 

Questions? Ready to get started?

Visit our frequently asked questions page.

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

 


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