Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Recovering from opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder may seem overwhelming, but BHcare is here to help. We provide medication, outpatient treatment and support and will work with you every step of the way.
What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)?
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) uses medications along with counseling, coaching and behavioral therapies to help those struggling with opioid use disorder and/or alcohol use disorder rebuild their lives free from substance use.
Behavioral therapies help clients modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug and alcohol use, and increase healthy life skills. Medications used to treat the physiological aspects of substance use disorders and alcohol use disorders help people stay in treatment longer, which allows clients to develop deeper skills in relapse prevention and more time to build key recovery support into their lives.
What medications are offered at BHcare?
BHcare offers buprenorphine (Suboxone®) for treatment of opioid use disorder. This medication may be prescribed for a period of years to help stabilize and support the person making changes in other life areas. We also use Vivitrol (Naltrexone). Individuals seeking Methadone are referred out to area providers.
BHcare offers Campral® (acamprosate), Vivitrol®/Revia™ (naltrexone) or Antabuse® (disulfiram) for treatment of alcohol use disorder. These medications directly target and normalize the brain chemicals disrupted by alcohol.
Harm Reduction Philosophy
We at BHcare embrace harm reduction approaches in providing care to our clients.
Evidence-based harm reduction strategies are designed to reduce risk of harm when the risk of harm cannot be eliminated completely.
BHcare’s treatment concept is to support people in recovery where they are, without judgement or assumptions, recognizing that the benefit of any and all treatment outweighs the risk of no treatment.
Medication assisted treatment is available at our outpatient clinics in Ansonia and Branford.
Commercial, HUSKY/Medicaid, and Medicare insurances accepted, sliding fee scale available.
Call to make an appointment today, (203) 800-7177.
Learn more about how MAT can help you and your loved ones with opioid use disorder.
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We provide counseling and support services for children and families.
We offer a wide variety of Supportive & Supervised housing services to our clients.