About Comprehensive Treatment Centers
When you or someone you love is suffering from a substance use disorder, it can inflict harm on your life in many different ways. More than 2.5 million Americans are struggling with an opioid use disorder alone, and opioid overdose was the cause of more than 70,000 deaths in 2017. Comprehensive treatment centers can help you or your loved one recover from an opioid addiction or other substance use disorder. Comprehensive treatment centers help adults age 18 and older who are struggling with substance use disorders. When you or someone you love receives care at a comprehensive treatment center, you will benefit from medically supervised medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in combination with counseling. This dual approach to treatment ensures that your care team treats more than just your symptoms, getting to the root of your substance use so that you can build a foundation for long-term recovery.
What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves the use of prescription medications under the supervision of a medical team to help adults age 18 and older recover from opioid addiction and other substance use disorders. The most common medications used in MAT programs are methadone, Subutex, Suboxone, and Vivitrol. While each medication works a little differently, they all help to relieve withdrawal symptoms and ease cravings during the recovery process. Because each person heals from addiction differently, you or your loved one will undergo a thorough assessment so that your care team can put together an individualized treatment plan based on your unique strengths, challenges, goals, and current usage. This will also help you and your care team determine which MAT medication and dosage might be most beneficial for you. It is also essential to pair MAT medication with counseling so that you or your loved one receives a whole-person approach to treatment. During counseling, your care team will help you learn healthier behaviors and coping techniques that can provide you or your loved one with the tools you need for sustained sobriety.
Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment
Contrary to popular belief, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) does not involve swapping one drug for another. When taken as directed, the FDA-approved prescription medications used in MAT programs do not produce the high that opioids and other substances do. However, MAT medications do relieve the painful withdrawal symptoms and distressing cravings people experience when trying to stop using a substance. People who participate in a medically supervised MAT program are able to reengage in their daily lives much faster than people who do not participate in these programs, because the substance they were using no longer affects them. They are able to be more involved in their own recovery process and are more likely to stay in treatment. Without having to deal with overwhelming withdrawal symptoms, they are much less likely to experience relapse. And because counseling is a strong component of MAT programs, people who participate in a MAT program also benefit from a care approach that addresses all areas of their recovery. Medically supervised MAT programs provide a safe, legal way to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and lower the risk of relapse.
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