Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

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Gifford Street Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) is a leading provider of addiction treatment services in New Bedford, Massachusetts. We provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for adults age 18 and older. MAT combines the use of prescription medications to support clients on the physical level and counseling to address mental and emotional healing. This comprehensive method supports lasting recovery.
When a client comes to Gifford Street CTC, a physician considers mental health and medical history, substance use history, and other factors to identify which medication will best support recovery. Medication options we offer include methadone, buprenorphine, Suboxone, and naltrexone. MAT is a highly effective, evidence-based approach to treating opioid addiction. Opioids pose many challenges for individuals who wish to stop using. A physical dependence on opioids can become so severe that attempting to detox without medical supervision can be dangerous and sometimes fatal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, weakness, disorientation, and severe pain. Unassisted detox is often unbearable. Sometimes, withdrawal symptoms are so overwhelming that people who are struggling with addiction are compelled to find relief through continued use. MAT medications provide people with the physical relief needed to stop using opioids.
The medications used in MAT also help curb the psychological burden of severe opioid cravings. Withdrawal symptoms and cravings are two of the biggest barriers individuals face when they attempt to stop using opioids. Medications used in MAT provide support in these key areas, helping clients stay away from opioids and focus on healing. Medication is only one part of an effective MAT program.
Patients who take part in MAT at Gifford Street CTC also benefit from group and individual therapy sessions. Our treatment center aims to help clients build the foundation needed to understand how addiction works, identify internal and external factors that contribute to drug use, and learn coping and communication skills to effectively deal with cravings and challenges while avoiding relapse. Our outpatient addiction treatment center provides premier care for clients who are working to build lives free from the grips of addiction. Treatment at Gifford Street CTC begins with an evaluation and the creation of an individualized treatment plan. Clients receive the support of a caring team of physicians, counselors, nurses, and other behavioral health staff. Addiction is often called a disease of isolation. At Gifford Street CTC, we understand that intentionally building a supportive and understanding community can help individuals overcome opioid addiction.

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New Bedford MA