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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an addiction treatment program that combines counseling, behavioral therapy, and medication.

According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) medication-assisted treatment is an addiction treatment program that combines counseling, behavioral therapy, and medication. Substance abuse disorder is usually a physical addiction and a mental one. Medication can help alleviate some of the physical drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms so patients can better focus on recovery.

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The Benefits of Medication-assisted Treatment

Patients who complete MAT in our treatment center in Delray Beach, FL often experience numerous positive effects.

1. Relapse is less likely

Sometimes, withdrawal symptoms increase the risk of relapse. MAT helps reduce or alleviate these symptoms, making it easier to stay on track with your recovery.

2. MAT may completely alleviate cravings

Physical cravings are an unfortunate side effect of drug abuse disorder. MAT uses medications that are designed to reduce these drug cravings. This is especially true for patients with opioid use disorder. Wherein opioid agonists manage opioid receptors to fully control opioid cravings. Sometimes, patients don’t experience any cravings at all.

3. Combines medical supervision with other treatment methods

Medication alone isn’t a viable treatment for substance abuse disorder and alcohol use disorder. MAT combines medication and doctor’s supervision with psychiatric care, group therapy, counseling, and other experential therapies methods. This comprehensive approach makes long-term recovery much more successful.

The MAT Therapy Program

Olympus Recovery in Delray Beach, FL customizes each individual’s treatment plan. We may offer or recommend medication-assisted treatment after carefully reviewing your medical history and personal situation.

Treatment looks a little different for each person, but here’s the general treatment process at our treatment center in Delray Beach, FL, so you know what to expect:

  1. First, we determine your eligibility for our treatment programs. We also check if your health insurance can cover medication-assisted treatment.
  2. Next, we provide a clinical consultation with one of our expert clinicians.
  3. A medical consultation follows. All MAT programs require medical supervision.
  4. You’ll complete an induction phase and receive your initial dose of FDA-approved medications.
  5. You’ll also complete a stabilization phase to find the minimum dose of medication that still effectively reduces or alleviates your withdrawal symptoms.
  6. Throughout the medication-assisted treatment, your medication dosage may be adjusted as needed.

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Do You Need Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Not every patient needs medication-assisted treatment. This program is offered on an individual basis, and each patient completes a thorough medical and clinical review to ensure it’s the best course of action.

Of course, it’s important to remember that substance use disorder is a disease. Many diseases require medication-assisted treatment, even if the patient also completes other therapies and treatment options.

For example, a diabetic often takes daily medication while adjusting their diet and exercise to stay healthy. Addiction often requires a similar approach, with multiple treatments working together for the best possible patient outcome.

Besides medication, your treatment may also include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), individual counseling, support groups, and other services.

Medication-assisted treatment is primarily indicated for those who suffer from illicit drug use or opioid addiction, such as heroin or prescription painkillers. Suboxone is the most commonly prescribed medication for these disorders because it reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Olympus Recovery Addiction Treatment Services

Medication-assisted treatment center in Delray Beach, FL

Our Delray Beach drug treatment center specializes in substance use disorders. We offer both PHP rehab and IOP addiction treatment programs that are tailored for each individual patient. Our staff members are respectful of your privacy and encourage your addiction recovery. We prefer smaller, more intimate groups for the comfort of our patients.

The first step may be the hardest, but we are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us here or give us a call at (866) 305-7134 to learn more about our medication-assisted treatment in Delray Beach, FL.

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