Substance use disorder (SUD) is classified as a health condition that can mentally, physically and emotionally affect an individual. It is recognized as such by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

At Seneca Health Services, we offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to individuals in our intensive outpatient programs. Patients with substance use disorders can receive treatment through proper medication at Seneca Health Services.

We help adults and adolescents struggling with substance use disorders (SUD) get their lives back on track. Our qualified medical professionals provide assessment and medication treatment when appropriate. The medical staff work with the professional therapists and peer recovery coaches to ensure a whole person approach to treatment.

The medical professionals are experienced with all aspects of behavioral health and can therefore address not only substance use disorders, but also treat co-occurring disorders such as mood or anxiety disorders.

Research proves that the combination of MAT and counseling prevents relapse and reinforces recovery. MAT can help heal the physical changes in the brain, block the euphoric effects of substances and relieve cravings – a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

While a person is affected by substance use disorder (SUD), there are few things that the outside world may not be able to provide during their initial recovery period.

  • Everyday life skills: While getting sober can help improve an individual’s life, unfortunately, getting sober does not fix all of an individual’s life problems. While in the recovery process, patients will be surrounded by other people who can help assist in teaching them real life skills which will ultimately help them lead a more successful sober life.
  • Activities: While our patients are in the process of recovery, we encourage them to become involved in sober hobbies, such as sports, arts and crafts, cooking, book clubs and more.
  • Therapy: Patients will receive either individual one-on-one therapy or group therapy sessions each week. We strongly believe in the power of therapy and what differences it can help make for our patients. Group therapy allows our patients to move beyond their struggles and other mental health issues and can create friendships with those who are going through the same difficult time.

MAT provides the following benefits:

Improve an individual’s success

Increase retention in treatment sessions

Increase an individual’s chance of receiving and maintaining employment

Decrease an individual’s substance use

Decrease the likelihood of relapse

Heal physical changes in the brain

Block the euphoric effects of substances

Relieve cravings

Stress, anxiety and emotional difficulties cast a shadow on everyday life. The combined medication and therapy approach provides the individual with the best chance of maintaining a substance-free lifestyle.


Everybody is different. We personalize our patients’ care so that they receive effective treatment, no more and no less than what is needed. If you need immediate help our call center is ready to help you 24/7 - 888-SENECA9 (888-736-3229)

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