Josh Chandler | September 28, 2022

Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment: What Is it?

Substance abusers who are prepared to begin their addiction recovery process will often have questions about the upcoming alcohol and drug rehab and detox programs they will need. For many living with an active opioid addiction or alcohol addiction, you know that the detox process for these substances can produce severe or unpleasant side effects or withdrawal symptoms. Some may have attempted to treat opioid addiction within their home in a home detox process and experienced severe withdrawal symptoms that they could not manage independently.

Choosing to engage in a detox program within an addiction treatment center will provide you with the option of participating in a medication-assisted treatment program. A medication-assisted treatment program provides patients with ongoing support and monitoring from medical professionals as they move through their detox process while providing them with FDA-approved medications that will work to alleviate the severity of their withdrawal symptoms. Patients will find that their withdrawal symptoms will be minimized to a mild or moderate level while reducing the onset of severe drugs and alcohol cravings.

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Benefits of MAT in Opioid Recovery

Patients in our treatment center searching for support in addiction treatment methods to overcome opioid addiction find that a medication-assisted treatment program provides many benefits that will enhance their recovery journey and improve patients’ success in overcoming opioid addiction. Patients within muse addiction treatment center that engage in a medication-assisted treatment program report experiencing benefits and improvement in the following ways:

  • Relief from severe, sometimes painful or debilitating, withdrawal symptoms
  • Reduction in drug cravings or urges
  • Act as a method of relapse prevention by reducing the chances of opioid overdose or drug addiction relapse
  • Improve patients’ success in focusing on your rehab at muse addiction treatment center. Patients can continue engaging in drug rehab programs as they are not tempted to return to substance abusers to reduce the onset of withdrawal symptoms
  • Improve patient retention in engaging and completing their drug rehab program.

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Combining MAT With Behavioral Therapy

Treating opioid addiction requires a comprehensive treatment program that targets healing from the impacts of drug addiction on your physical, mental, and emotional health. An effective drug rehab program will support patients in safely overcoming opioid addiction and dependency within a medication-assisted treatment program and healing from the underlying emotions and traumas that have influenced their addictive behaviors. An effective drug rehab program will utilize evidence-based therapy methods including behavioral therapy that will support you in identifying triggers and emotional or thought processes that contribute to negative responses or drug addiction behaviors. Patients will develop coping skills and tools to overcome any presenting triggers and allow them to develop a healthy new lifestyle in sober living.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment at Muse Treatment Center

Muse Treatment’s Los Angeles treatment center supports residents in finding effective drug treatment methods that will support them in healing from the root causes of their substance use disorders. You did not set out to become a substance abuser, drug addiction progresses over time due to several emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and traumas that have impacted your ability to manage the stressors in daily life. Muse Addiction Treatment Center offers patients support to safely overcome opioid addiction or substance use disorders with the support of evidence-based therapy methods and medication-assisted treatment programs to ensure you remain comfortable and safe throughout your detox process and rehab programs. Contact our friendly staff by calling (800) 426-1818 today to find out more treatment options available and when you or Los Angeles residents can begin the healing journey of addiction treatment.

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Josh Chandler
Josh Chandler
After growing up in Chicago and North Carolina, Josh chose to get help with substance use disorder and mental health in California because of the state's reputation for top-tier treatment. There, he found the treatment he needed to achieve more than five years of recovery. He's been in the drug and alcohol addiction rehab industry for four years and now serves as the Director of Admissions for Resurgence Behavioral Health. Josh remains passionate about the field because he understands that one phone call can alter the course of a person's life.

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