Crossing Recovery Center

Crossing Healthcare offers a program to treat opioid use disorders.

What is MAT?

MAT stands for medication-assisted treatment. It is used to treat opioid use disorders. Medication is used, in addition to counseling and behavioral therapy, to treat opioid use disorders. The medication is part of the treatment, but NOT the treatment itself.

Benefits of MAT

MAT is evidence-based, first line treatment for opioid use disorders. MAT has been shown to lower cravings/urges for opioids, lower relapse rates, and increase engagement in treatment.

Treatment Pathways Offered

At Crossing, two main medications are used: buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone, Zubsolv, or Bunavail) and naltrexone (Vivitrol).
Counseling and behavioral therapy services are also offered.

What are the requirements for participation?

  • Be established or willing to become established with Crossing Healthcare for primary care
  • Attend and actively participate in therapy/counseling provided through Heritage
  • Attend a weekly opioid specific support group
  • Attend NA/AA meetings, work the steps, find a sponsor
  • Attend all scheduled medical appointments
  • Provide random urine drug screens
  • Have a safe, secure location to keep the medication away from children and others

If interested, call Water St. location for more information.
Crossing: (217) 330-5676


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