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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is part of an integrated alchol and other drug and mental health treatment program that combines various evidence-based counseling practices and medication to treat those working toward positive change and abstinence. It includes counseling, therapy, skill-building education, and medication for effective long-term success.
Key Medication-Assisted Treatment Benefits
- Reduces cravings
- Alters brain response to mood altering substances
- Reduces the risk of relapse
Treating Substance Use Dependence
|When combined with counseling and group therapy, MAT can aid in the recovery process by reducing cravings and reducing the risk of relapse. Renz Center uses a variety of medications, including:|
- Disulfiram (Antabuse)
- Naltrexone (ReVia)
- Camprosate (Campral)
- Vivitrol (injectable form of Naltrexone)
"MAT is a comprehensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program where medicaiton helps reduce cravings so an individual can focus on positive change, abstinence, lifestyle changes, and long-term recovery."
--Colleen Koncilja, LCSW, CADC, CCGC, QHEIC Director of Clinical Services
|PCSS video featuring clinicians discussing medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.|
|PCSS video featuring Dr. Hillary Kunins discussing the opioid epidemic.|
Convenient Locations, Flexible Hours
Renz Center has offices conveniently located in Elgin, St. Charles and Streamwood, and is open Monday - Thursday from 9 am - 9 pm., and Fridays 9 am - 12 pm.
We serve individuals in western Cook and north/central Kane County, including but not limited to: Elgin, South Elgin, Carpentersville, St. Charles, Geneva, Burlington, Hampshire, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Barrington, Lake in the Hills and Algonquin.