Medically Assisted Treatment

NFA Behavioral Health offers medically assisted treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol. We provide medically assisted treatment (MAT) for detox, and rehab, and, in some cases, for aftercare. Medication provides an effective supplement to primary therapy and holistic treatment. It is a safe short-term solution to helping you with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

When you check into our residential drug rehab center in New Hampshire, we conduct a full assessment and interview to determine what type of treatment meets your needs. From there we assess if you need medication as a part of your treatment plan. We can also administer medication anytime during detox or rehab so that you do not relapse back into addiction.

Medication for Opioid Addiction

We administer medication primarily opioid addiction. It is effective in helping you overcome addiction to opioids such as heroin or prescription medication. Medication can stabilize your brain chemistry and block any euphoric effects that you may feel if you take opioids. It can also relieve your cravings and normalize your body functions.

Opioids are extremely difficult to stop using, because most users stay on them for several months or years before finally deciding to quit. Many users also combine opioids with other prescriptions medications such as Xanax or Valium. Studies have shown that using medication is effective in countering the effects of opioids. They can also reduce the anxiety or depression you feel when you are going through detox.

Why We Use Medically Assisted Treatment

There are several benefits to using medication to treat addiction such as:

  • Reduce mortality rates caused by relapse or overdosedoctor talks to patient about medically assisted treatment
  • Increases your chances of a long-term successful recovery
  • Alleviates withdrawal symptoms during detox
  • Replaces an addictive drug with a non-addictive drug
  • Blocks the euphoric effects of opioids or alcohol

During detox, we administer MAT in New Hampshire if your withdrawal symptoms are unbearable or life-threatening. We may continue medication treatment to keep your cravings under control. Medication helps us improve the quality of our substance abuse treatment when you need it the most.

Types of Medication Available

A common misconception of medication assisted treatment is that you are trading one addiction for another. However, medication for addiction is not addictive. Furthermore, we administer medication for short-term treatment and monitor your use. Some of the medication we use includes:


We use methadone because it mimics the effects of the substance you were using. However, it has a far less effect than any other drug. Plus, we can slowly taper you off of using the drug.


A powerful form of treatment, buprenorhpine suppresses your cravings, as they slowly diminish. When your cravings go away, you are less likely to desire drugs or alcohol.


If you take naltrexone, then you will not feel the euphoric effects of drugs or alcohol. Naltrexone blocks the substance’s ability to produce the effect. It can destroy any motivation you have to consume any substance.


Disulfiram may be the most effective deterrent in drinking alcohol. If you take disulfiram and then drink, you will experience severe nausea and vomiting. The drug is designed to counter the effects of alcohol while producing intense side effects.

Start Your Treatment Today at NFA Behavioral Health

Medically assisted treatment may be what you need to finally end your addiction to drugs or alcohol. To find out more about residential drug center in New Hampshire, call us at 866.420.6222 . We can discuss your treatment options, answer your questions, and get you started with detox as well as drug and alcohol rehab. NFA Behavioral Health is here to help you get on the path to recovery.