Top Health Center uses Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to treat people with addiction to alcohol,
illegal drugs and prescription medications, using an individualized, holistic approach within a respectful
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and
behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use
disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT
programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.
MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain
relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block
the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions
without the negative and euphoric effects of the substance used.