During your medical detox and rehab, and for your medication-assisted treatment program to reverse the harmful effects of a substance use disorder, a mix of therapy, medication, and holistic approaches may be used to deliver a long-term and successful recovery. Medication-assisted treatment is common and proven to be effective for many people who have battled an addiction to certain drugs. Find out how the Midwest Recovery Center medication-assisted treatment program can help you get and stay sober. Contact us online or call 833.627.0039 today to learn more about our MAT rehab.
What is a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program?
A medication-assisted treatment program will use proven medications, along with a suite of psychosocial treatments and therapies to provide you with a holistic approach to treating your substance use disorder. The medication involved in a MAT rehab will not replace your treatment plan and broader recovery efforts, but rather, it’s designed specifically to safely support your treatment and recovery.
The medication-assisted treatment program at Midwest Recovery Center is a clinically driven program that will focus on you as a whole person to provide bespoke care in your recovery efforts. In situations where medications alone are not enough to treat their addiction, some of our patients find success with including psychosocial treatments and further professional support to heal the mind and body, with the goal being to enjoy a lifetime of recovery. Safe and effective medications used in MAT rehab are currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of:
- Alcohol use disorder
- Opioid use disorder
- Nicotine use disorder
The benefits of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder specifically are that MAT rehab has been proven to be the safest approach and considered the best practice in treating individuals working to safely overcome their addiction.
What Kind of Medications Are Used in MAT Rehab?
Our medication-assisted treatment program is designed to support lifetime recovery for people who are willing to work hard in overcoming any number of harmful substance use disorders. A MAT Rehab at Midwest Recovery Center will combine doctor prescribed medications, supervision, accountability, group therapy, and individual counseling, as well as additional behavioral therapies as needed, all with a singular goal in mind: helping you get clean, stay clean and experience a full recovery.
A medication-assisted treatment program has been proven to:
- Reduce the risk of overdose
- Increase retention of critical life lessons during treatment
- Reduce the use of and reliance on drugs and alcohol
- Help patients maintain stable employment
- Improve birth outcomes for women with substance use disorders
The type of medications used during a medication-assisted treatment program will depend on several factors, including the substance(s) you use and the duration of use. For example, if you are suffering from heroin addiction or another opioid use disorder, you may be prescribed:
After completing a medical detox, you may be prescribed Naltrexone during your MAT rehab. This non-addictive and non-sedating medication helps minimize your cravings for drugs. It also works to block the euphoria the drugs deliver. Having access to blocking agents like Naltrexone is one of the benefits of a medication-assisted treatment program.
This medication can be prescribed to treat opioid use disorders because it also may reduce the effects of withdrawal and reduce your cravings.
If you have been abusing alcohol, there are different prescription medicines that may be used during your MAT rehab, some of which can help play a role in your recovery include Naltrexone and the following pair of medications:
This medication is used to manage drug withdrawal symptoms experienced during detox and MAT rehab.
While prescribed this medication common in a medication-assisted treatment program, you will actively wish to avoid alcohol because Antabuse produces unpleasant side effects if you take another drink.
Additional Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment
Federal law requires medication-assisted addiction treatment programs to include pharmacologic treatments for patients suffering from substance use disorders and life-saving access to therapy, counseling, and a variety of behavioral treatments from trained professionals. A 360-degree approach to addiction treatment at Midwest Recovery Center will engage you in your total and complete recovery, help alter your risky behaviors, and treat any co-occurring mental health issues you may be suffering from. Interventions during a medication-assisted treatment program will be customized to meet your unique needs to increase the chances of a lifetime of recovery.
Learn More at Midwest Recovery
When you are ready to begin the path toward a life free of substance use and dependency, Midwest Recovery Center can be where your special journey begins. Contact us using our secure online form or call us confidentially at 833.627.0039 today.