Medically Assisted Treatment(MAT) Program
Medication-Assisted Treatment(MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. Learn about many of the substance use disorders that MAT is designed to address.
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 effects of the abused drug. Medications used in MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs. Combining medications used in MAT with anxiety treatment medications can be fatal. Types of anxiety treatment medications include derivatives of Benzodiazepine, such as Xanax or Valium.
A common misconception associated with MAT is that is substitutes one drug for another. Instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. MAT programs provide safe and controlled levels of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid. Research has shown that when provided at the proper dose, medications used in MAT have no adverse effects on a person’s intelligence, mental capability, physical functioning, or employability.
Allegany Council provides multidisciplinary treatment to any person either referred or self-directed who meets the admission criteria. This program is certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services(OASAS) to deliver clinical treatment services to individuals and families whose lives have been affected by alcohol and/or chemical dependency.
Full-time counselors are available to deliver a wide range of services.
- Information and Referral
- Medical Assessment
- Medically Assisted Treatment
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Child and Family Therapy
- Family Intervention
- Vocational/Educations Counseling
- Clinical Consultation
- Co-Occurring Services
Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc.(ACASA)
2956 Airway Road
Wellsville, NY 14895
Monday and Tuesday: 8am to 8pm
Wednesday: 8am to 4pm
Thursday: 8am to 7pm
Friday: 8am to 4pm
Chad Sebastian. MS, CASAC 2-G
Dr. Mary Nobilski, MD, PLLC
Addiction & Family Medicine
Dr. Galvin Anderson, MD. Dual Board Certification