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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment, also known as MAT, uses specific prescription medications—to help our clients sustain their recovery. It works by reducing cravings, blocking the effects of opioids, or normalizing brain chemistry. When used during addiction treatment, MAT combined with counseling, behavioral therapy, and 12 steps modality helps individuals sustain long-term recovery.

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About Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Victory Bay clients in recovery from alcohol abuse or opioid abuse have choices for medication-assisted treatment to sustain long-term recovery. Vivitrol is an extended-release monthly injection. It is helpful for clients struggling with either Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) or Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Vivitrol works for individuals with opioid abuse by blocking the effects of opiates, therefore reducing cravings and desire to use. Revia (Naltrexone) is a helpful oral medication to reduce cravings for opioids. Vivitrol can be used for individuals with alcohol abuse as well, but its mechanism of action is different. Vivitrol works on the brain's pleasure center and reduces cravings.

 

Oral medications for alcohol abuse include Revia (Naltrexone) and Campral (Acamprosate), among others. Revia works on the brain's pleasure center and reduces cravings for alcohol by uncoupling the pleasure or reward one's brain receives with alcohol consumption. Campral helps to reduce the brain's dependence on alcohol which can reduce cravings and subsequent relapse.

 

Our medical team is committed to ensuring sustained recovery. Each client entering Victory Bay will meet with our doctors for a thorough assessment and discussion about medications to help them maintain their recovery so that they can make informed choices.

Common MAT Medications

Naltrexone is the primary MAT for treating opioid use disorders and alcohol use disorders. It comes in a pill form (ReVia, Depade) or as an injectable (Vivitrol). When used as medication-assisted treatment for alcohol dependency, naltrexone blocks the euphoric effects and feelings of intoxication. This allows people with alcohol addiction to reduce their drinking behaviors enough to remain motivated to stay in treatment and avoid relapses.

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Benefits of Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

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Relief from the pain of debilitating withdrawal symptoms

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Reduced cravings, decreasing the chance of a potential relapse & overdose

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Increased involvement & participation in treatment program

Programs

Detox & Residential

Detox is the first step toward recovery, where trained medical professionals will monitor clients' overall health and well-being. The next step to ensure a better chance of recovery is residential care, where clients attend group therapy sessions, individualized therapy sessions, and educational programs. Learn More

Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

Our Eating Disorder Programs provides flexibility so you or your loved one can attend treatment while still working full-time, attending school, and meeting family and personal obligations. We support not only our clients but also their loved ones – family and friends – in the recovery process. Learn More

Group Therapy

Group therapy is the process of meeting with a trained professional and at least two other clients in a safe and nurturing space. Group therapy can take place in a therapist’s office or in a group room and sessions can vary depending on the group material and topic. Learn More

Individual Therapy

We use a combination of advanced psychological methods and personal interaction to address your disorder or behaviors. We can help you overcome your problems in a way that is beneficial for you and those around you. Learn More

12-Step Program

At Victory Bay, we promote an extended care program because the longer a person stays engaged in treatment, the better their chances of achieving and maintaining recovery. Our exceptional care program not only continues our clients' therapeutic work but also teaches them to adjust to the daily aspects of living a sober life in the real world. Learn More

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment, also known as MAT, uses specific prescription medications—to help our clients sustain their recovery. It works by reducing cravings, blocking the effects of opioids, or normalizing brain chemistry. When used during addiction treatment, MAT combined with counseling, behavioral therapy, and 12 steps modality helps individuals sustain long-term recovery. Learn More

Family Therapy

Addiction is a family disease. The wreckage that an addict causes often leaves a family traumatized and resentful. As part of our family therapy program at Victory Bay, we strongly recommend family members educate themselves about the disease of addiction and learn how best to provide for their loved one. Learn More

Life Skills Training

Addiction affects the entire person, so it is important to treat the individual in every way that the addiction harmed their life. Through options like life skills training and vocational rehabilitation, clients can get their lives back on track. Learn More

EMDR Therapy

PTSD symptoms can be treated with EMDR therapy, which is an evidence-based psychotherapy treatment that can significantly reduce the severity of your symptoms. Victory Bay utilizes EMDR therapy because it doesn't require the use of medication, has few side effects, and is highly effective. Learn More

Recover-Safe Program

We are dedicated to delivering the best care in the safest environment for our clients during a time when they feel the most vulnerable. Our commitment to providing a safe and secure experience allows our patients to focus on healing and achieving a life of sustainable recovery. Learn More

Dual Diagnosis

We recognize that our clients may have varying behavioral, emotional, and mental health concerns in addition to their challenges with substance use. Our dual diagnosis program takes a holistic approach to care and uniformly assesses for co-occurring disorders and risk factors. Learn More

Older Adults Treatment System

As an older adult, the added pressures of work, family, friendships, and bills can become overwhelming. Victory Bay offers an Older Adults Treatment System (O.A.T.S). It’s a treatment track exclusively for adults ages 27 and up. Learn More

Programs

Detox & Residential

Detox is the first step toward recovery, where trained medical professionals will monitor clients' overall health and well-being. The next step to ensure a better chance of recovery is residential care, where clients attend group therapy sessions, individualized therapy sessions, and educational programs. Learn More

Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

Our Eating Disorder Programs provides flexibility so you or your loved one can attend treatment while still working full-time, attending school, and meeting family and personal obligations. We support not only our clients but also their loved ones – family and friends – in the recovery process. Learn More

Group Therapy

Group therapy is the process of meeting with a trained professional and at least two other clients in a safe and nurturing space. Group therapy can take place in a therapist’s office or in a group room and sessions can vary depending on the group material and topic. Learn More

Individual Therapy

We use a combination of advanced psychological methods and personal interaction to address your disorder or behaviors. We can help you overcome your problems in a way that is beneficial for you and those around you. Learn More

12-Step Program

At Victory Bay, we promote an extended care program because the longer a person stays engaged in treatment, the better their chances of achieving and maintaining recovery. Our exceptional care program not only continues our clients' therapeutic work but also teaches them to adjust to the daily aspects of living a sober life in the real world. Learn More

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment, also known as MAT, uses specific prescription medications—to help our clients sustain their recovery. It works by reducing cravings, blocking the effects of opioids, or normalizing brain chemistry. When used during addiction treatment, MAT combined with counseling, behavioral therapy, and 12 steps modality helps individuals sustain long-term recovery. Learn More

Family Therapy

Addiction is a family disease. The wreckage that an addict causes often leaves a family traumatized and resentful. As part of our family therapy program at Victory Bay, we strongly recommend family members educate themselves about the disease of addiction and learn how best to provide for their loved one. Learn More

Life Skills Training

Addiction affects the entire person, so it is important to treat the individual in every way that the addiction harmed their life. Through options like life skills training and vocational rehabilitation, clients can get their lives back on track. Learn More

EMDR Therapy

PTSD symptoms can be treated with EMDR therapy, which is an evidence-based psychotherapy treatment that can significantly reduce the severity of your symptoms. Victory Bay utilizes EMDR therapy because it doesn't require the use of medication, has few side effects, and is highly effective. Learn More

Recover-Safe Program

We are dedicated to delivering the best care in the safest environment for our clients during a time when they feel the most vulnerable. Our commitment to providing a safe and secure experience allows our patients to focus on healing and achieving a life of sustainable recovery. Learn More

Dual Diagnosis

We recognize that our clients may have varying behavioral, emotional, and mental health concerns in addition to their challenges with substance use. Our dual diagnosis program takes a holistic approach to care and uniformly assesses for co-occurring disorders and risk factors. Learn More

Older Adults Treatment System

As an older adult, the added pressures of work, family, friendships, and bills can become overwhelming. Victory Bay offers an Older Adults Treatment System (O.A.T.S). It’s a treatment track exclusively for adults ages 27 and up. Learn More