Opioid Treatment Program

Opioid Treatment Program

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder  

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a combination of medication and counseling that helps people overcome their opioid use disorder and achieve long-term recovery. MAT is considered to be the gold standard of treatment for opioid addiction, and it has been shown to be effective to:  

  • Reduce cravings
  • Eliminate withdrawal symptoms
  • Reduce illicit substance use
  • Reduce risks of relapse, fatal overdose, and transmission of infectious diseases
  • Improve ability to attain goals and fulfill responsibilities and commitments

Several medications are used that work in different ways. Methadone and Buprenorphine are opioid agonists, which means that they bind to opioid receptors in the brain. This can help to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, which means that it blocks the effects of opioids. It can help to reduce cravings and prevent relapse by reducing the effects of illicit opioids. 

Dosing Hours and Location

Monday-Friday 5:30 am – 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturdays (and Holidays) 5:30 am – 11:30 am and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Walk-in, no appointment needed Monday-Friday 5:30 am – 10 am and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: 2101 Garner Road, Raleigh, NC 27610

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, please seek help. There are many resources available to help people overcome their addiction and achieve long-term recovery. Call us at 919-787-6131 or contact us online.

Why Choose SouthLight for Opioid Treatment 

Medication-assisted treatment at Southlight is provided in conjunction with counseling and support. We are not just here to keep you alive but to thrive. We will help you deal with the things that make you want to use, like the stress of being unhoused, or untreated medical conditions. You’ll gain coping skills, and hope for your future! 

For Providers: To make a referral for a client please fill out this form or give us a call at 919-787-6131

Here are some of the benefits of MAT at SouthLight:

Reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms: MAT can help to reduce cravings for opioids and the severity of withdrawal symptoms. This can make it easier for people to stop using opioids and stay in treatment.
Reduces the risk of relapse: MAT eliminates craving and withdrawal symptoms, which allows them to engage in therapy and learn and develop coping skills.
Improves quality of life: MAT can help to improve people’s quality of life by reducing cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and the risk of relapse. This can allow people to focus on their careers, relationships, and other aspects of their lives.

Helpful Resources:
Top 10 Myths about Medication-Assisted Treatment
5 Tips for Talking with Someone about Mental Health and Substance Use
What You Might Not Know About Treating Opioid Use Disorders
4 Tips to Reduce Stigma Surrounding Mental Health & Substance Use

CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Toll-free (888) 281-6531. SouthLight Healthcare is pleased to announce that it has earned a Three-Year Accreditation from CARF for the following Program: SAMHSA Certified OTP Program.