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Benefits Of Medically Assisted Treatment
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What are the Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Addicts in recovery sometimes require medication to regulate mood and manage cravings that are common early in the process. Medication-assisted treatment can be an important stepping stone on your journey to control cravings and help prevent relapse. MAT has been shown to increase retention in treatment, decrease relapse, and increase the ability of patients to acquire and maintain employment. The goal of Medically Assisted Treatment is not to substitute one chemical dependency for another. Instead, we aim to mitigate withdrawal symptoms and balance the body’s chemical composition.
This gives our clients a fighting chance to restructure their behavioral patterns and get to the root causes of their addictions. When combined with behavioral therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), or another form of individual or family therapy. MAT has been proven to contribute to a sustained recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Clients are regularly assessed by the medical team at our addiction treatment center. This day-to-day assistance will give you the head start you need on your journey toward recovery.
What Types Of Medications Are Used in Medication Assisted Treatment?
Vivitrol is a non-addictive prescription medication that is given to patients once a month through an injection. Vivitrol has been proven to prevent relapses in people recovering from opioid and alcohol addiction. Vivitrol blocks the opioid receptors in the brain and is highly effective when coupled with psychological addiction counseling.
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