Recovery is a complex process that looks different for every client. Since Sophros Recovery is committed to treating the whole person, we provide a variety of safe, effective treatment options and give every client a program designed for their needs. That’s where our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program comes into the picture.
What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT for short, combines medications with other forms of support like counseling and case management. MAT has a successful track record of helping clients recover from opioid and alcohol use disorders. Not only does MAT play a crucial role in immediate treatment, but it also helps sustain long-term recovery.
With the flexibility of medication-assisted treatment programs, clients at Sophros Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida can complete treatment on an outpatient basis. Evening and virtual sessions are available for clients with busy schedules. Reach out to us today for more information. We’re happy to help.
How Does MAT Work?
Scientific evidence and research show certain medications can have positive effects on brain chemistry. Specifically, these medications help relieve physical withdrawal symptoms, diminish psychological cravings, and blunt the addictive effects of alcohol and opioids.
The medicine reduces the risk of fatal overdoses, so it’s often vital for clients in acute distress. Furthermore, MAT helps clients achieve increased stability throughout the recovery journey, from staying sober to maintaining employment. Clients who use MAT also have a reduced risk of relapse.
Combined with talk therapy and consistent case management, medication-assisted treatment has helped people in recovery move on to successful futures.
Safety is a top priority, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tested and approved multiple medicines for MAT. The proper medication and dosage will vary depending on the patient. However, each MAT regimen is safe to use on a short-term, long-term, or lifetime basis.
We offer a range of medications that can effectively treat opioid use, including:
MAT is also highly effective at treating alcohol use disorders, with naltrexone or other medications like acamprosate and disulfiram.
Medication-assisted treatment programs are supervised and tailored to clients’ recovery needs. Every client gets individual attention to determine the right medication, dosages, and overall treatment plan.
MAT at Sophros Recovery
Therapy is at the heart of what we do. Our practice is informed by Buddhist thought and mindfulness, and our holistic focus supports the client’s health and well-being on every level.
The MAT programs at our Jacksonville, Florida facility will balance medication with strong therapy programs, including individual, family, and group sessions. The medication works like a supplement, helping the body and mind achieve well-rounded recovery.
Our staff uses proven techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). During treatments, clients learn a variety of coping skills to practice in daily life. We support multiple recovery methods, from 12-step programs to SMART Recovery and more. Sophros also has programs designed specifically for the veterans’ community. Wherever our clients are coming from, we’ll meet them where they are.
The Sophros outpatient model ensures clients stay connected to support networks while getting the required level of care. Partial hospitalization programs offer clients a chance to stabilize in a medical setting, beginning a course of MAT under supervision.
Clients who can live more independently are able to access MAT through our outpatient sessions. The program schedules allow clients to continue working or attending school while receiving the same level of professional treatment they’d get at an inpatient facility.
Recovery assistance doesn’t end when clients leave the program. We have thorough aftercare planning and an active alumni community.
Reach Out to Sophros Recovery to Learn More
If you’re curious about MAT or think it might help you or a loved one, Sophros Recovery can help. Contact us at 904.760.4295 today to learn more about treatment possibilities.