Virtual Care Available
Henry Ford Maplegrove Center now offers the full scope of outpatient addiction treatment in a virtual setting using your smartphone, tablet or computer.
During addiction treatment, many people experience powerful cravings or withdrawal symptoms that make it hard to stay sober. This is because the chemistry of your brain actually changes during addiction. It can take some time for your brain and body to normalize. Our medication-assisted treatment program can help manage these issues and keep you on the road to recovery.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medication, along with behavioral therapy, to manage the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that come with substance use disorder. It’s primarily used for adult patients with opioid or alcohol addiction, and can be used during residential or outpatient treatment. MAT can also be used as a maintenance tool during early recovery.
If you are a good candidate for MAT, your therapist or primary care doctor can refer you to a board-certified addiction medicine doctor or nurse practitioner. He or she will review your current treatment plan, medical records and recommend a medication and timeline based on your needs.
Depending on the type medication you are prescribed, you may receive your doses in our office or be given a prescription to take at home. You will be expected to see your provider regularly for follow-up appointments to make sure there are no issues with your medication. The length of time these medications are taken can vary from person to person.
The goal of MAT is to give you therapeutic tools needed and provide a safety net to help prevent relapse. Our addiction medicine providers have access to a variety of safe medications that can be added to your treatment plan. They all work in different ways to help support your recovery.
Common types of medication we offer include:
Virtual care options for follow-up appointments also available for established patients.