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.
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Medically Reviewed By:
Dr. Sanjai Thankachen
Dr. Sanjai Thankachen graduated from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medicine in 2000. He completed his residency in psychiatry in 2008 at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York. Dr. Thankachen is currently working with Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists in an outpatient practice, as well as working at multiple in-patient psychiatric and medical units bringing his patients the most advanced healthcare treatment in psychiatry. Dr. Thankachen sees patients with an array of disorders, including depression, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, anxiety, and dementia-related problems.
Edited for Clinical Accuracy By:
Sean Leonard, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sean Leonard is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. He received his master’s degree in adult geriatric primary care nurse practitioner from Walden University and a second postmaster specialty in psychiatry mental health nurse practitioner from Rocky Mountain University. Sean has experience working in various diverse settings, including an outpatient clinic, inpatient detox and rehab, psychiatric emergency, and dual diagnosis programs. His specialty areas include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD.
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