MAT Effectiveness

In 2018, an estimated 2 million people had an opioid use disorder which includes prescription pain medication containing opioids and heroin.

MAT has proved to be clinically effective and to significantly reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services for these individuals. MAT provides a more comprehensive, individually tailored program of medication and behavioral therapy that address the needs of most patients.

In short, the goal of MAT is full recovery. This includes the ability to live a self-directed life. This treatment approach has been shown to:

  • Improve patient survival
  • Increase retention in treatment
  • Decrease illicit opioid use
  • Increase patients’ ability to gain and maintain employment
  • Improve birth outcomes among women who have substance use disorders and are pregnant
  • Treat mental health and substance abuse conditions simultaneously

To learn more about medication assisted treatment and treatment for substance abuse, visit SAMHSA or NIH

Your First Steps Towards Getting Help

Cooperative Recovery in Nashville and Murfreesboro offers effective opioid addiction treatment, including Suboxone Treatment without a wait. We specialize in state-of-the-art substance use and addiction therapy. In addition to substance abuse and addiction counseling, we also offer Trauma-Based Therapy.