Medication-Assisted Treatment

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a process of using medications to help reduce the chances of relapse for someone who is working to overcome a substance abuse addiction. A member of our team of licensed medical professionals works with every client and prescribes them FDA-approved medications to take that will help them face common challenges along the road to recovery. Some of the benefits that these medications provide include: 

  • Reducing cravings
  • Aiding with sleep
  • Controlling mood
  • Providing greater mental clarity
  • Preventing or treating anxiety and depression 

When MAT is used in tandem with other evidence-based treatment methods, it has been shown to be effective in helping recovering addicts make lasting positive changes in their lives and increase their chances of reaching lifelong recovery.

Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment at Our Treatment Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Medication-Assisted Treatment has been shown to help patients reduce their cravings, sleep better, control their mood, think more clearly, and overcome anxiety and depression. This is why we have incorporated MAT into our treatment program at Shadow Mountain Recovery Center. When our patients enroll in our program, they work with a licensed medical professional to:

  • Adequately diagnose their substance abuse disorder
  • Determine the severity and details of their addiction
  • Determine whether or not MAT is the best path to recovery for them 

If the staff at our treatment center in Albuquerque decides that MAT would be the best option for a patient, they will prescribe medication(s) and administer them as they see fit. Under direct supervision, the patient will take the medication(s) and keep working with our staff to use MAT and other treatment options to progress along the path to recovery.

Important Information About Medication-Assisted Treatment

  • MAT is not simply replacing one addiction with another. The medications used in MAT are used in moderation under direct supervision.
  • MAT is not the best treatment option for everybody. Our trained staff will work with every individual client to assess their needs and determine whether or not MAT is the best option for them.
  • MAT is not the end of treatment. While it can help in the recovery process, it is not the only treatment method needed to achieve long-term recovery. MAT is most effective when used in tandem with education, evidence-based behavioral therapies, relapse prevention programs, and other treatment methods

Get Medication-Assisted Treatment from our Treatment Center in Albuquerque

(800) 203-8249

If you live in or near Albuquerque and are interested in learning more about MAT for yourself or a loved one who is suffering from a substance abuse addiction, please reach out to our experienced staff at our treatment center in Albuquerque. We would love to give you more information about how MAT works and the benefits it can provide. Call us today to get the help you need to reclaim your life and conquer your addiction for good.


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Albuquerque Recovery Center


  • 5400 Gibson Blvd SE
  • Albuquerque, NM 87108
  • Phone: (800) 203-8249

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Albuquerque Recovery Center

Individualized, evidence-based addiction treatment based in Albuquerque, with full-service detox and in-patient treatment. 

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5400 Gibson Blvd SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

800-203-8249(800) 203-8249

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If you want to change yourself and your life then Shadow Mountain Recovery in Taos, NM can work for you. My experience there didn't change everything but it put in motion a journey to happiness, fulfillment and sobriety that without the program I would not be on. Until going to Shadow Mountain I really thought I could handle my addiction on my own. This city boy realized, in the mountains of Taos, that he wasn't alone and there are people who want to help and can help. All you need is to be open to the process of healing, honesty, and positivity ("Go Deep"). It does require you to work and to be open but if you just put in a little effort you can find a new way, a new life, or just a new way of looking at the life you have now. I'd recommend treatment to anyone, addict or not. Life isn't always easy and reaching out for help can seem daunting, embarrassing, or weak but if you take the first step and choose a place like Shadow Mountain Recovery someone will definitely be there to guide you. Most importantly they'll be there to help you with every step after the most important step you chose for yourself. Addiction is a difficult and devastating disease but if you choose to take it on Shadow Mountain is a great place to start. Thanks to all the staff that helped me find my way and the new friends that will forever be a part of this journey. Choose sobriety, choose yourself, choose life.

David Splawski

I thought I lost an old friend from high school to addiction, I won't mention his name but he is a completely different person now. As much as I tried to help him, I never could. Almost a decade after we were in school together, he sought help through Shadow Mountain Recovery. To be honest, I always had doubts about rehab programs. Shadow Mountain proved me wrong when it comes to my friend. He is truly back to the person I have always respected so much. I can honestly say that if you know someone that is stuck in an addiction, this is the place that can help.

David Greenfield