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Methadone-Assisted Treatment: A Proven Solution for Opioid Addiction



Methadone-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a proven option for opioid addiction that uses methadone to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. At CORE Medical Clinic, we offer compassionate, evidence-based care.

Are you or a loved one struggling with opioid addiction?
It's a serious and growing problem in the United States, but there is hope. Methadone-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a highly effective treatment option that can help you overcome addiction and get your life back on track.

What is Methadone-Assisted Treatment?

MAT is a type of medication-assisted treatment that uses methadone, a synthetic opioid medication, to help manage the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and cravings. Methadone works by binding to the same receptors in the brain as opioids, but without the dangerous side effects or intense high.

How Does Methadone-Assisted Treatment Work?

MAT typically involves daily visits to a clinic, where patients receive a dose of methadone under the supervision of medical staff. Over time, patients may be able to decrease their dose of methadone as they progress through treatment and begin to experience fewer withdrawal symptoms.

Who is a Good Candidate for Methadone-Assisted Treatment?

MAT is generally recommended for individuals who have been diagnosed with opioid addiction and have tried other forms of addiction treatment without success. It may also be appropriate for individuals who are at high risk of relapse or overdose.

The Benefits of Methadone-Assisted Treatment:

MAT has been proven to be highly effective for individuals with opioid addiction. Some of the benefits of MAT include:

At CORE Medical Clinic, we've seen firsthand the positive impact that MAT can have on individuals struggling with opioid addiction. Patients like John, who had been using heroin every day, found stability, control, and hope for the future with MAT.

Medication management is an important component of MAT, and involves regular monitoring of patients' medication doses to ensure that they are safe and effective. At CORE Medical Clinic, we offer a range of counseling and support services, including individual and group therapy, peer support groups, and family involvement, to help patients achieve long-term recovery.

Despite the proven benefits of MAT, there are still misconceptions and stigmas surrounding the treatment. At CORE Medical Clinic, we believe that every patient deserves compassion, respect, and evidence-based care.


Methadone-Assisted Treatment is a proven solution for opioid addiction, offering reduced cravings and withdrawal symptoms, decreased risk of overdose, and increased likelihood of long-term recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, CORE Medical Clinic can provide compassionate, evidence-based MAT services to help you achieve lasting recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our MAT and other addiction treatment options.