MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) 2017-11-10T13:03:48+00:00

        

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Medication Assisted Treatment Program

Research has shown that medications for alcoholism and drug addiction used in conjunction with substance abuse counseling can increase an individual’s ability to successfully maintain abstinence. For qualified patients, Livengrin offers non-addictive, anti-craving medication assisted therapy to provide an added layer of protection against relapse plus support for those experiencing the struggles of addiction.

Livengrin was an early adopter of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Vivitrol/Naltrexone, a non-addictive, non-mind altering medication that reduces the urge to consume alcohol and opioids. The medication also moderates the effects of consuming alcohol and opioids.

Reduced Cravings and Better Outcomes

Naltrexone is taken as a daily oral tablet (Revia). Vivitrol injections are administered monthly. Vivitrol/Naltrexone is shown to reduce cravings for alcohol and opiates, and should a patient relapse occur, patients are more likely to stay engaged in treatment and continue in their effort to stay sober. Vivitrol blocks the receptors in the brain so that opiates do not attach and no “high” is experienced. Similarly, alcohol users on Vivitrol report that the “euphoric” effect of drinking is eliminated, often discouraging repeated attempts.

Livengrin uses Vivitrol/Naltrexone with alcohol counseling and drug abuse counseling.

Vivitrol/Naltrexone has been shown to:

  • Prevent a lapse from becoming a full-blown relapse
  • Reduce symptoms of protracted withdrawal such as anxiety, cravings, and insomnia
  • Lengthen periods of abstinence
  • Support positive effects of treatment, foster counseling gains
  • Allow brain cells to return to normal function

Across the Continuum of Care

Livengrin works with all major insurance companies to ensure that Vivitrol/Naltrexone is affordable (often available at no cost). We are leading the field in offering access and support for Medication Assisted Treatment to qualified patients at any point in our continuum of care.

MAT

Effective: When used in combination with cognitive therapy and counseling.

Support: MAT can help reduce the likelihood of relapse.

Achievement: Overcomes the compulsion to engage in substance abuse.

Men and women, 18-60 in the following groups:

  • Substance Use Disorder and co-occuring mental health disorders
  • First responders and veterans
  • Healthcare professionals

Men and women, 18-26 who have numerous treatment experiences with AMICare.

Call an intake counselor to find out about your coverage and benefits – 800.245.4746. Or fill out the Livengrin Verification Form. Even if you or your loved one is not ready to come in, it’s good to start the planning process. We can help you learn what your plan will cover, your deductible balance, and any other out of pocket expenses. Livengrin can also help you find resources to obtain coverage or funding, through county, Medicaid, or even commercial insurance. Livengrin is an "in-network" provider with most major commercial insurance plans.

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“MAT helped stop my cravings and lessened withdrawal symptoms, giving me a way to help defeat my addiction.”

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800.245.4746

BY THE NUMBERS: Study found those receiving MAT as part of their treatment were 75% less likely to experience a mortality related to their addiction than those not receiving MAT. (NIDA)
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