Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
New Opportunities is partnering with UCS healthcare to offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Carroll location.
As more attention is brought to the opioid epidemic in Iowa, awareness of the available healthcare options to combat this fatal crisis remains virtually unknown. At UCS Healthcare, they provide an outpatient program to communities across Iowa known as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Medication Assisted Treatment, in conjunction with therapy, is one of the most effective treatments for opioid dependence and substance use disorder. By the end of this article, you’ll see how methadone is just one way UCS Healthcare is utilizing a widely accepted and regulated practice to confront the opioid epidemic head-on.
Over the past several years, opioid use disorder has been on the rise across the nation and in Iowa with frequent headlines appearing in the media about overdoses and increases in the usage of prescription painkillers and heroin. Now, UCS Healthcare is taking steps to help patients live a productive life in recovery, thanks to medication units which administer safe, monitored doses of Methadone or Suboxone to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms when used as directed in a patient’s therapeutic plan. Read more on "How Medication Assisted Treatment Can Lead to a Life of Recovery"...
Individuals participating in this program may be eligible for recovery support services. Click here for brochure.