What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is part of a treatment for those suffering from substance use, including opioid and alcohol addiction.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications used to calm overly-active areas of the brain, reduce cravings and increase a person’s chances of long term recovery.

Along with MAT, Centerstone’s addiction centers offer a state-of-the-art approach to help begin your journey towards a successful recovery. That’s because MAT alone is not enough to overcome addiction – individual and group counseling and therapy are vital to overcoming addiction.


Complementing Standard Treatment

Every year, a new report highlights the toll of drug overdoses in our communities. More than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017 – most stemming from opioid use.

Every one of those deaths means immeasurable pain for a parent, child, family and community.


MAT can help with the opioid crisis
Despite this crisis, we must recognize that there is still hope and recovery is possible. Each pathway should provide you or your loved one with the care focused on recovery, education and developing a support team throughout and aftercare for continued sobriety.


We believe in a thorough process backed by research that includes medication and a combination of effective drug treatment options.

MAT complements standard treatment, with different paths available to achieve the ultimate goal of recovery. Centerstone’s MAT track will help reduce anxiety and provide you a safe and comfortable detox to help you enjoy your life again.

Our emphasis is on letting the clients guide their goals, whether that’s obtaining housing, employment or healing broken relationships with their family.


What are the medications used for treatment?


  • vivitrol – a monthly naltrexone injection to reduce the odds of relapse
  • revia – a non-addictive, non-narcotic blocking agent
  • suboxone – a combination of burprenorphine and naloxone, which acts as an anti-craving medication


Can medication help reduce the stress and anxiety I have about quitting?


Yes! Our team will help you choose the right options for you so that you can fully focus on your recovery. Medications help you to:

  • decrease cravings
  • increase abstinent days
  • increase rates of recovery
  • decrease the risk of relapse
  • reduce the risk of overdose

Anti-depressants, mood stabilizers and anti-anxiety medications can also become part of your treatment and work to:

  • improve your mood
  • improve your feelings of depression
  • decrease uncomfortable symptoms
  • improve daily functioning and motivation
  • calm anxiety and stressors


Where can I receive MAT?



Centerstone Marion – MAT

202 S. Bentley
Marion, IL 62959
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Bradenton, Florida Hospital and Addiction Treatment Center

Centerstone Bradenton – Hospital and Addiction Center

2020 26th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
To contact this facility, call:

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130 S. Joe B. Hall Ave, Shepherdsville KY

Centerstone Shepherdsville – Joe B. Hall Avenue

130 Joe B. Hall Avenue
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
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231 Washington Street, Shelbyville KY (Womens Renaissance Center

Centerstone Shelbyville – Women’s Renaissance Center

231 Washington Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
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Centerstone Addiction Recovery Center

Centerstone Louisville — Addiction Recovery Center

600 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining services at an MAT facility, call one of the phone numbers above with the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • MAT services you are inquiring about:


    • Methadone
    • Buprenorphine
    • Naltrexone


  • If you are inquiring about treatment for you or someone else
  • Currently being prescribed MAT at a different facility


    • If you plan on transferring the treatment to the Centerstone facility


Many safeguards are already in place to ensure all clients are adhering to policies and procedures. Those safeguards include:

  • All clients are checked in the prescription drug monitoring program to prevent poly-pharmacy, diversion and ultimately overdose
  • Clients with poly-pharmacy may be medically withdrawn from services or referred to a higher level of care
  • All sites will be expected to monitor for the same range of medications
  • Prevention strategies, including witnessed urine and saliva collection and testing, performed randomly
  • Carefully observed dosing
  • Medical recall for clients who can take home Methadone


    • Take homes are only allowed after clients have successfully engaged in counseling and support services and passed a number of urinalysis/saliva tests


  • 24/7 video surveillance of the property and surrounding area
  • Monitoring of the parking lot and surrounding area by Centerstone personnel

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