Medication-Assisted Treatment

Cross Valley Health & Medicine may implement Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) which is the use of medications*, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a “whole patient” approach for treating substance abuse. Medications used in Cross Valley Health & Medicine's MAT Program are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved - which makes them safe enough to be clinically effective to help treat your addiction. In addition, there's been significant research showing how it benefits those seeking help from their addiction, and helps decrease the rate of relapse. Learn more about a typical MAT Program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

When the reoccurring use of alcohol and/or drugs significantly impacts your daily activities and relationships with other people, it may be time to consider looking into Cross Valley Health & Medicine's Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program. Cross Valley Health & Medicine practitioners are committed to helping you through your recovery journey. Please continue reading to learn more about how our MAT Program operates.


MAT Medications

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several medications to treat alcohol abuse and opioid use disorder (OUD). These medications may relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings when chemical imbalances occur within your body. MAT-specific medications act as a substitute for alcohol and opioids in a controlled environment. Below are some of the commonly used MAT medications:


For Alcohol:




For Opioids:


Suboxone® (buprenorphine)

Vivitrol® (an extended-release injection)


How Does A MAT Program Work?

A MAT Program has been shown to be an effective treatment for addiction recovery. It operates by normalizing brain chemistry, blocking the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids while relieving cravings in order to alleviate symptoms associated with abuse or withdrawal from these substances without having negative consequences like those seen when someone detoxes off them.

How Can Cross Valley Health & Medicine Help Me?

Cross Valley Health & Medicine has Doctor Paul Saladino and Christian Plaza, PMHNP, FNP who are both able to prescribe the above medications to jump start your recovery journey. The providers are able to see you in-person or virtually through telemedicine. The practice is based out of Newburgh NY, so keep the costs of travel in mind. When you are comfortable taking the next step, click below to begin your program introduction paperwork.

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    *Any information listed on this page is provided for medical educational purposes only, and shall not be taken as medical advice provided by  Cross Valley Health & Medicine. Any medications listed on this page are also provided for medical educational purposes only, and the use of any of these mentioned medications should stem from consulting with your provider.