According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2016, there were 2.1 million people in America suffering from opiate addiction related to heroin or prescription drugs. One of the most common ways of treating opiate addiction is using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with pharmaceuticals. Methadone, naltrexone and buprenorphine are the only three medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in MAT programs and it is an option for people in Booneville, Owsley County, KY area.
What is MAT?
Right now, the Centers for Disease Control is conducting a study about MAT and it’s being done to determine if the treatment is useful, how it may impact health and other outcomes for those recovering from opiate addiction. Clinicians are studying treatment outcomes associated with naltrexone and buprenorphine and methadone, the patient characteristics associated with successful treatment and the health of patients after leaving treatment. Our MAT clinic is closely following the results of the study because we intend to utilize these results for the benefit of our patients.
Are MAT Options Available in Booneville, Owsley County, KY?
If you live in or around the Booneville, Owsley County, KY area, it can be hard to find medication-assisted treatment options and other drug rehab services for opiate addiction. Sometimes, people are put off by the idea of using a prescription medication to fight back against opiate addiction, but it can and does work, often when other methods don’t. In addition to offering medication-assisted treatment options for clients, we are currently investigating bringing a telemedicine platform to reach people in Kentucky who live in remote areas, but who are underserved by drug treatment options.
Find Out Further Information About MAT Services for Booneville, Owsley County, KY:
If you live in a remote or rural area and don’t have access to drug treatment for opioid use disorder, you now have options to think about. Our providers are licensed and experienced in addiction medicine, available online 24/7, 365 days a year. At our clinic, we accept Medicaid, private insurance, and have an affordable self-pay plan for people who may not have insurance or qualify for a state sponsored insurance program, so call us today for further information.