Pittsburgh Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

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Pittsburgh Comprehensive Treatment Center, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for adults age 18 and older who are struggling to recover from opioid addiction. Opioids include heroin and various types of prescription painkillers. They are highly addictive, and it can be extremely difficult to stop using them once a person has developed an addiction.
MAT is a well-researched form of opioid addiction treatment that integrates the use of prescription medications with counseling support. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other reputable health organizations recommend MAT because it’s an effective, evidence-based approach to treating opioid addiction. The medications used in MAT can help alleviate the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal and ease severe cravings. By making the withdrawal process more comfortable and easier to manage, our patients are better able to focus on the therapeutic aspects of their treatment. In addition to methadone, we can prescribe buprenorphine and Suboxone. The medication that a person is prescribed is based on an evaluation of their current drug use and the state of their health.
New patients at our CTC complete a thorough assessment so that our team can best outline an individualized treatment plan that will be of most benefit to them. One of our experienced professionals meets with every new patient to answer questions, explain care options, and prescribe the appropriate medications. Medications address the biological component of addiction while counseling addresses the behavioral, emotional, and social aspects. Both individual and group therapy can help patients learn new skills for coping with stress and avoiding relapse. One-on-one therapy provides a safe, private environment for patients to discuss past traumas or experiences that may have led to their use of substances. In group therapy, patients can share their stories, fears, and triumphs as they build a network of peer support.
 The challenges associated with opioid addiction are different for every person, and recovery is also an individual experience. By crafting individualized treatment plans that reflect the needs, strengths, obstacles, and concerns of our patients, we are better prepared to help them achieve their short-term and long-term recovery goals. The compassionate staff at Pittsburgh CTC is committed to creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for every patient. We believe that each person who is struggling to break free from opioid addiction deserves to be treated with dignity and respect."

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