Woonsocket Comprehensive Treatment Center, MAT

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Located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Woonsocket Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) is a leading provider of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. Through MAT, adults age 18 and older can receive a prescription for methadone and take part in group and individual counseling. Woonsocket CTC strives to provide every client with the individualized support they need to achieve lasting freedom from opioid addiction. Medication-assisted treatment serves as the foundation of Woonsocket CTC’s treatment approach. MAT has been studied for decades, and the research shows that individuals who stop using opioids through MAT have a much better chance of remaining opioid-free long-term.
There are a few different medications available for MAT. Woonsocket CTC chooses to offer methadone as the oldest and most studied medication option. Methadone has been used for decades in medication-assisted treatment, and it continues to be the most popular medication used to treat opioid addiction. Methadone works by targeting the opioid receptors in the brain. The result is that a client’s physical and psychological desire for opioids is satisfied. This treatment approach is highly beneficial for several reasons. A client receives relief from the severe withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid detox. MAT further provides relief from opioid cravings and helps stabilize a client’s brain chemistry as they adjust to daily life without opioids. Although methadone provides these various forms of relief, it doesn’t result in the common effects of opioids like euphoria, drowsiness, and disorientation. The medication allows a client to safely drive and remain clearheaded as they focus on responsibilities at work, school, and home.
Woonsocket CTC understands that methadone is a unique and valuable form of support for overcoming opioid addiction, but medication alone is not enough to effect comprehensive, long-term change. This is why MAT uses medication in conjunction with group and individual counseling. Our counseling services are an essential part of MAT. Clients are educated on the dynamics of addiction and learn tools and strategies for avoiding relapse and remaining in recovery. Topics like coping skills, effective communication, conflict resolution, family dynamics, and emotional health are all covered in our counseling sessions.
Woonsocket CTC provides premier outpatient addiction treatment services for each of our clients. Outpatient services create flexibility and greater accessibility than what is available in residential addiction treatment programs. We provide the physical, mental, and emotional support needed to help clients overcome opioid addiction and build a foundation for lasting recovery.

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