Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)2024-04-19T16:34:41-04:00

MAT Services

At Thundermist Health Center, primary care providers offer medication assisted-treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder.

How do you change or stop your substance use? Do you have a loved one who has a substance use disorder? Most people cannot stop using substances such as opioids on their own. They need help to return to balanced, healthy living. Your primary care provider can help with medication-assisted treatment.

Medication-assisted treatment includes:

  • Medication
  • Counseling
  • Support from family and friends

Like heart disease or diabetes, substance use disorder can be managed. A person with substance misuse can regain a healthy, manageable life.

Treatment helps you give up the problem substance. It helps you get through withdrawal and cope with cravings. Treatment also helps you change compulsive, drug-related thinking into healthy patterns.

Treatment helps to address life issues that are tied to drug use. Treatment helps you connect to recovery resources. The ability to manage or control your substance use is known as recovery.

Thundermist Health Center’s comprehensive team of providers include primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurse practitioners, nurse care managers, clinical social workers, and recovery coaches. Our team works together with patients to develop the right plan and services to get them back on track.

Subutex and Pregnancy

Our highly qualified providers are available to provide MAT services to pregnant patients at our Woonsocket and West Warwick locations.

Medication-assisted treatment uses medicine, counseling, and other support to treat addiction. Thundermist provides support for infants with opiate exposure in pregnancy.

Services provided include:

  • Prenatal care services to primary care patients
  • Individualized planning and management of labor and delivery at local hospitals
  • Postpartum care and newborn care to primary care patients
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) care, if your child develops symptoms
  • Follow-up care for both you and your child at Thundermist
  • Counseling and social work support
  • Breastfeeding support
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