About WAVE

Our medication assisted therapy (MAT) programs use FDA-approved medications to taper withdrawal effects during the detox process. Once detox is complete, supervised prescriptions continue while patients attend group and individual therapy.

At WAVE, medication-assisted therapy is the cornerstone of the rehabilitation process. It is our philosophy to treat the whole patient— not just the addiction.

Why Choose Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)?

WAVE Medically Assisted Therapy (WAVE MAT) offers a groundbreaking model of treatment designed with the needs of individual patients in mind. While abstinence-based programs work well for some, years of research have highlighted the need for medically assisted therapy in addiction treatment and recovery. In fact, credible sources like NIDA and SAMHSA have concluded that MAT rehab programs yield more patient success than any other method of treatment. The joint effort between medically assisted therapy and psychosocial treatment in MAT programs creates tailored recovery plans that meet the specific needs of individual patients.

What To Expect

At WAVE, our medication assisted therapy programs utilize FDA-approved pharmaceuticals at every level of care. The point of these medications, which include addiction-combative prescriptions like buprenorphine and naltrexone, is to reduce cravings. These medications address any post-detox withdrawal symptoms that patients may experience. They also work to block the effects of intoxication in the event of a relapse. In short, the carefully selected prescriptions we provide help our patients make a smoother transition into recovery.

It’s important to note, however, that addiction-combative medications are not enough to maintain recovery. Medicine only treats physical dependence, but it’s still only one half of addiction. The other half is psychological dependence. So, addressing the underlying issues that drive addiction through therapy is just as essential as medical intervention. Together, medical intervention and psychotherapy uncover the very roots of addictive thought and behavior. This allows patients to make much-needed, long-term changes in their lives and themselves, making for a successful recovery from opioids or alcohol.

Throughout post-detox therapy, our team supervises prescription medications as patients attend group and individual therapy. By including safe, FDA-approved medicines in their treatment plans, we offer our patients a much higher chance of successful engagement in the psychotherapies that will help them get (and stay) both sober and abstinent. After all, sobriety cannot thrive without voluntary abstinence— and abstinence has to be inspired, not prescribed

What Happens After Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)?

At WAVE, we personalize our treatment plans to address the individual needs of our patients. As such, each patient remains in our care for as long as their recovery requires. For some, it may be a month or more. For others, it may be as little as two weeks. Everyone responds to addiction treatment differently. 

Still, every patient gets discharged eventually. What happens then? 

Once patients no longer need their MAT medications, they can taper off and stop taking them. However, it's important to note that this is entirely up to them. Once MAT patients have left our facility, the decision to continue or discontinue their medication is between them and their primary care physicians.

Our Mission

Our mission at WAVE Medically Assisted Therapy is to provide the much-needed medical help that our patients need. Doing this will assist in the long process of reclaiming their lives from addiction. After all, people in recovery need a balance of medical intervention and psychosocial care to reach their ultimate goal of lifelong sobriety and abstinence. This is why medication-assisted therapy is the cornerstone of the rehabilitation process. At WAVE, it is our philosophy to treat the whole patient— not just one half of addiction.