Through medication assisted treatment or MAT our patients sustain from going through withdrawal and the medication gives the patient the ability to focus on counseling and recovery. During this timeframe, several things will happen. First the patient will need to be treated as a whole, meaning any physical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes etc. along with mental health will need to be addressed. The patient can work on mending broken relationships, setting goals, building trust, maintain employment and start regaining control of their lives. During this period, the patient will learn about the disease of addiction and how the brain works. Patients will learn what triggers their craving for opioid use and coping methods to sustain from using. This time frame will also allow the patient to put a support system in place. Once these areas have been addressed successfully the patient may then start to gradually decrease medication dosage slowly so that they may be able to maintain those areas where they have regained control.