Recovering from addiction can be hard on the body and can hinder your recovery progress if you are struggling with the effects of withdrawal. A medication-assisted treatment program or MAT can help ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. If you are on the road to recovery, don’t discount medication-assisted treatment. Talk to a professional today to learn more about if this addiction treatment program is right for you.
At Sophros Recovery, we offer medication-assisted treatment programs to coincide with behavioral therapy that will help you learn how addiction works and how to maintain your sobriety. If you or a loved one is ready to take control of addiction and lead a happy and healthy life, call 904.760.4295 to schedule an appointment with our compassionate therapists.
How Medication-Assisted Treatment Can Help in Your Addiction Recovery
When you are ready to put in the work toward your recovery, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) along with behavioral therapy can give you the best chances for recovery. The FDA-approved drugs used in treating addiction can help block the euphoric effects and change how your body reacts to the substance.
MAT for Alcohol Addiction
- Naltrexone – This medication blocks the receptors responsible for the pleasurable effects of alcohol, which can reduce your cravings. Without cravings for alcohol, you can focus on identifying the underlying causes of addiction.
- Acamprosate – This helps reduce protracted abstinence symptoms, which is a depression-like state that causes concentration issues, a lack of energy, and problems sleeping, all of which can negatively affect your sobriety.
At Sophros Recovery, our alcohol addiction treatment programs are based on your needs and may include a 12-step program or behavioral therapy best suited for your treatment.
MAT for Opioid Addiction
Treating opioid addiction with medication can help reduce the harmful effects of withdrawal and allow you to continue with your treatment while easing your cravings.
- Buprenorphine – Buprenorphine “Suboxone or Subutex” (pregnant women only) is a partial opioid agonist. It blocks the opioid receptors responsible for producing pleasurable effects when using opioids.
- Naltrexone – In 2010, the FDA approved Vivitrol® to help with opioid addiction. It is an injectable dosage given once a month, limiting the chances of missing a dosage.
Not all addiction treatment programs will require MAT if the withdrawal symptoms are manageable without medication assistance and will allow for recovery to begin. Some clients will need MAT for longer periods depending on the severity of the addiction and their mental health.
Benefits of a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program at Sophros Recovery
Medication-assisted treatment is a safe and effective approach to addiction treatment. If our clinical team determines that this intervention is right for you, you can expect the following benefits:
- A reduction in withdrawal symptoms
- The ability to focus on therapy without the distraction of cravings
- Support for every stage of your journey
Contact Sophros Recovery Today
At Sophros Recovery, we offer medication-assisted treatment in tandem with behavioral therapy. This helps clients heal in body and mind. Our approach focuses on the whole person. Some of the therapies you can expect in our programs include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Case management
- Alumni support
Those who come to use to heal and recover will find themselves able to take advantage of these therapies as well as medication-assisted treatment across all our programs, which include intensive outpatient program (IOP), partial hospitalization program (PHP), and outpatient treatment. Combining these therapeutic approaches gives you the best options for fighting the debilitating effects of addiction both physically and mentally.
If you are serious about your recovery, our medication-assisted treatment can help you heal. Call our team at 904.760.4295 today or connect with us online to learn more about our MAT and behavioral therapy programs.