One piece of this program is called Medication-Assisted Treatment or “MAT”. The FDA-approved medication prescribed in MAT works by blocking the physiological effects of alcohol or certain drugs, reducing the impulse or craving to use them. In combination with the counseling that goes along with it, MAT helps patients achieve and maintain recovery and lowers the risk of relapse.
As a patient at Traverse Health Clinic, your recovery program team includes:
A Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor as your therapist, providing both individual and group counseling;
A Nurse Care Manager to oversee your individualized care plan which includes help with other aspects of life such as employment, proper nutrition and transportation;
A Peer Recovery Coach to help you access community-based services and work with you and your family to navigate sobriety; and
A Primary Care Provider who will prescribe your MAT medication and help you manage other chronic or short-term health problems you may be facing.