Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a treatment process that uses FDA- approved medications such as Suboxone or Vivitrol to help individuals alleviate cravings, making it easier to get a strong base of sobriety without relapse. MAT can be suggested to the patient to ease the symptoms of withdrawal from drug and alcohol addiction or replace the drug of use with a safer, controlled alternative.
Entering the Medication-Assisted treatment track of The Counseling Center is, firstly, determining through a thorough evaluation of the individual’s current state of addiction, physical and psychological state, and any underlying co-occurring disorders. It is a personalized protocol, meaning it is not the same for two people.
Recovery from addiction is not a “one size fits all” solution. Medication-assisted treatment can be incredibly effective, especially for those who have struggled to maintain sobriety independently. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that MAT can help treat addiction, but it can help sustain long-term recovery.
The key to medication-assisted treatment is the word “assisted,” meaning that the medication alone isn’t an effective form of treatment; it needs to be combined with therapy, support groups, and healthy sober habits.
Whether to treat minor withdrawal symptoms or as a helpful tool in maintaining sobriety, the medically assisted treatment offered at The Counseling Center provides comfort and physical/mental wellbeing for an individual who needs treatment and weaning from harmful substances. When quitting on your own has ceased to be an option, regain control of your life with the medication-assisted treatment service offered by The Counseling Center.