Medication-Assisted Treatment | Substance Abuse
Our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs help treat addictions to both drugs and alcohol.
Types of MAT Programs
Suboxone (Buprenorphine)Used to treat opioid addictions, buprenorphine (brand name Suboxone) helps to decrease euphoric effects, alleviates symptoms of withdrawal and suppresses cravings.
This medication is provided only by approved pharmacies like ours. It helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and regulate euphoria.
Taken as a daily pill or monthly injectable, naltrexone (brand name Vivitrol) treats alcohol addictions or prevents relapse to opioids after detoxification.
Though not used in treatment programs, naloxone (brand name Narcan) is an additional medication used to treat and reverse an opioid overdose. It is administered through the nose or muscle.
UMMC Medication-Assisted Programs
Our doctors will work with you to identify your previous treatment experiences, medical conditions and other factors that relate to your care. We created the first hospital-based methadone program in the state of Maryland in the 1970s and currently treat more than 500 people.
Our team provides on-site screening and treatments for Hepatitis C. We are expanding to establish an infectious disease site with specialists who can prescribe Suboxone (buprenorphine) in one location.
We provide screenings, assessments, individual and group counseling, and discharge plans. We also offer case management and referral assistance.
The Baltimore Buprenorphine Initiative (BBI) is part of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (ADAP), a program at the UM Addiction Treatment Center, and we collaborate with the City of Baltimore and health providers to increase access to treatment.