Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment (or MAT) is a highly effective, evidence based treatment protocol for individuals struggling with Opioid Use Disorder. Individuals who utilize MAT are three times more likely to achieve sustained recovery than those who follow more traditional approaches. What sets Recovery Center Missoula apart is our integrated approach, known as IMAT. Patients work closely with a team of professional dedicated to bringing together four essential components of recovery: Biological, Psychological, Social and Spiritual. By assisting our patients to integrate these areas into a healthy, thriving, content whole, sustained recovery can be achieved by over 70% of patients who successfully participate in our program.

What are symptoms of Opioid Use Disorder?
Symptoms are characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences in the area of personal relationships , work, mental health and emotional well-being. Individuals with an OUD will typically experience tolerance ( a need for more of a certain drug to achieve the desired effect) and withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use. Diagnosis of an OUD can only come through an evaluation by a licensed professional.

Can I use other substances, including alcohol?
The short answer is no. Participation in IMAT requires patients to only use medications as prescribed. Alcohol use, even in moderation, is dangerous.

IS IMAT appropriate if I am pregnant?
Absolutely. We work closely with you to protect you and your baby.

Will IMAT help with chronic pain issues?
Pain management is a complex treatment issue, and unfortunately, far too many people develop an OUD after using prescription medications for pain. IMAT and specific pain interventions will help with your condition.

Are the medications used in IMAT addictive?
When taken as directed, none of the medications used in our program will result in a new Substance Use Disorder.

Will I need to use these medications the rest of my life?
Not necessarily, but bear in mind, addiction is a chronic, long-term disease. The treatment protocol is individually designed to meet your needs.

What happens if I relapse?
Relapse can sometimes be part of recovery, but it doesn’t mean the end of recovery. Your treatment team will work with you to revise your treatment plan.

IMAT Admissions: Patrick (406) 532-9900 ext. 2516