Medication Assisted Treatment

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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


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PCSS video featuring clinicians discussing medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.






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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.




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