Therapy is a great and common way to manage a substance use disorder. By working with a counselor and learning coping skills, you can learn to have a very successful sober life. Sometimes though, you may need a little extra assistance. Medication-assisted treatment uses tightly administered medications and therapy to help manage your substance use disorder. This is known to help people through recovery and help with withdrawal symptoms.
At Midwest Recovery Center, we offer a medication-assisted program for those struggling with addiction and who need the extra benefit besides therapy. To learn more about our program, contact us at 833.627.0039.
Is Medication-Assisted Treatment for Drugs Safe?
If you live with an opioid or other drug-related addiction, it may seem like medication-assisted treatment would not be a good choice for you. It might even seem crazy to use drugs to treat a drug use disorder. However, it has been shown that therapy and medications together create positive results. The use of medications can help to reduce the withdrawal symptoms that make recovery more difficult. It can also prevent overdosing and relapsing.
The medications used in this program regulate your brain chemistry and reduce the cravings you have for a substance. While closely monitored, you will notice a decrease in your desire to partake in the previously used substance. Therapy and medication combined have shown great results that lead to long-lasting sobriety.
If at any point you feel that you are having an adverse reaction or need a change in medication, your doctor will be able to accommodate you. Because the medications used in the treatment are FDA approved, and you are being closely monitored by a professional, medication-assisted treatment is useful and safe.
Is Medication-Assisted Treatment Effective?
Like with all treatments, everyone will have different experiences and have different results. However, because the medication-assisted treatment medications that are prescribed are tailored to your needs, the treatment results are more likely to be effective. Medication-assisted treatment for drugs are also good for:
- Lowering the risk of future drug usage
- Helping keep steady employment
- Reducing the chances of being involved in criminal activities
- Lowering the risk of drug-related death
The effectiveness is also contributed to the fact that the medications help with withdrawal symptoms, making the recovery process easier and a lower chance of turning to the illicit substance you were using. When used with therapy, medication-assisted treatment can have a successful recovery process and increase the chance of a long and sober life.
It is important, of course, to be in contact often with your provider, as they are the ones who can assist with any necessary changes to the medications you are taking. With the proper care, this can be a very effective treatment.
Learn More About Medication-Assisted Treatment at Midwest Recovery Center
It might seem strange to participate in a program that involves using a substance to treat a substance-use disorder. It might even be scary to try it, but it is a safe and effective way to achieve sobriety. At Midwest Recovery Center, our team will be involved in every step of the process to ensure that your treatment is going as planned.
Of course, the most effective way to reach your goals is by including therapy in your recovery plan. Our facility also offers:
- Outpatient program
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
Across all these programs individuals will find the same high-quality therapies and are able to take advantage of MAT as well. It is important to receive help as soon as possible to avoid any serious, long-lasting symptoms. To learn more about our programs, contact us at 833.627.0039.