Coras uses medications approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of substance use disorders in combination with counseling and other supports offered at CORAS. The medications we currently have available at CORAS include methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction.
CORAS’ outpatient program offers behavioral health counseling and related support services that will help client manage their disease and achieve long term recovery. The program offers the FDA approved medications methadone and buprenorphine to assist patients with the management of and recovery from opioid addiction.
The medical and counseling staff design a treatment regimen that fits each client’s particular circumstances and needs. This regimen will include regular counseling sessions and other support services, and, when clinically and medically appropriate, the administration of methadone or buprenorphine. Our program’s follow a Harm Reduction model as well as other evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, contingency management, brief interventions and relapse prevention. The CORAS medical and counseling teams will give special attention to pregnant women, both during and after delivery.
All our MAT clinics are open Monday through Saturday from 5am to 12pm and are closed on Sundays. All clients are given take-homes for Sunday.
The goal of medication-assisted treatment is to recover from addiction. It does not replace one addictive drug with another. People can safely take treatment medication as long as needed- for months, a year, several years, even for life. Sometimes people feel that they no longer need the medication and would like to stop taking it. Use of methadone, vivitrol, and buprenorphine must be stopped gradually to prevent withdrawal. Plans to stop taking a medication should always be discussed with a doctor. These medications lessen the sickness that results from the withdrawal of other opioids, reduces the craving for opioids, and retains their blocking effects for 24-36 hours. Medication assisted treatment provides a safe, controlled level of medication to overcome the use of a problem opioid.