Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Minimizing Withdrawal Symptoms to Aid Your Recovery
At Fountain Hills Recovery, we know how challenging the detox process can be. In fact, many people suffering from opioid addiction do not seek treatment out of concern for the intensity of withdrawal. That’s why we’re proud to offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction that can help ease the symptoms of withdrawal.
To help you forge a new beginning into sobriety, we use MAT in combination with holistic therapies, individualized medical testing, addiction counseling and life skills development. The medication-assisted treatment services offered at our rehab center and mental health facilities give people the opportunity to begin their recovery in a comfortable environment.
Medication Management for Mental Health Disorders
At Fountain Hills Recovery, we know that managing mental health symptoms is crucial to recovery. That’s why, like other behavioral health hospitals in Scottsdale, our staff has the ability to prescribe medication to clients.
When it comes to mental health disorders, medications that treat anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder have different levels of effectiveness for different people. When you attend mental health treatment at Fountain Hills Recovery, we monitor your symptoms closely. During your individual therapy sessions, we will discuss how your medication is working.
From there, our prescribers will work with you to find the best medication for your unique needs. As part of our medication-assisted treatment facility, we help you track your mood and any side effects, so you can receive the personalized care you deserve.
What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Our MAT program uses FDA-approved medication to help reduce withdrawal symptoms for those suffering from an opioid use disorder. Prior to receiving MAT, our expert medical team will perform psychological and physical testing to assess your individual needs. Our experience in the addiction field has taught us that no two addictions are the same. If MAT is the right path for you, it will be implemented alongside behavioral therapies and evidence-based practices to create the treatment regimen that is just right for you.
Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment
If you’re looking for medication-assisted treatment near you, our luxury opioid addiction treatment program uses MAT to help you forge a path to lasting recovery. The main benefit of medication-assisted treatment is that it helps patients stay on their recovery path and lowers the chance of future opioid use compared to non-medication therapies.
Medication-assisted recovery also benefits patients by more effectively getting past the initial challenges of opioid addiction during the detoxification process. Our medication-assisted treatment program can also:
- Lower the risk of relapse and overdose by breaking the connection between the opioid and the high experienced from it.
- Reduce the opioid cravings that are often the main driver behind people returning to substance abuse.
- Include additional evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, functional family therapy, EMDR and much more.
- Help your mind and body to start behaving normally by pushing past addiction cravings and giving you the ability to think clearly.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder works by blocking the mu-opioid receptor in the brain. Different drugs used in MAT all interact with the mu-receptor in different ways. The main drugs used in our medication-assisted treatment for drug addiction include:
Suboxone MAT (also known as Buprenorphine), is a partial agonist. While it helps block the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, Suboxone MAT is not as effective as Methadone at curbing the cravings for opioids.
Unlike Methadone and Suboxone MAT, Naltrexone (also known as Vivitrol) is an opioid antagonist. It does not activate the mu-receptor like many other drugs used in MAT. Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids but does not do anything to help with withdrawal symptoms, since the receptor is not being triggered. At Fountain Hills Recovery, our practitioners recommend Naltrexone for relapse prevention as opposed to withdrawal symptom management.
Probuphine is a form of Buprenorphine that comes as a discreet subdermal implant. The implant releases a steady dose of Buprenorphine over a six-month period. A natural advantage of Probuphine is it eliminates the need for daily doses, making it easier for patients to remain on their prescribed regimen of medication.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there an opioid crisis in the United States, and what is its history?
The development and marketing of exceptionally potent painkillers in the 2000s started what we now know of as the nationwide opioid crisis. However, the abuse of opioids in general dates to the Civil War era, when they were prescribed freely by physicians for a wide range of ailments.
This led to many people becoming dependent on these drugs, but fortunately in the modern era doctors have recognized the need for effective treatments such as MAT to break the cycle of addiction. The earliest forms of MAT programs for substance abuse date to the 1930s with the use of methadone to treat heroin addiction. Today, medical science continues to explore the possibilities of this approach, including medication-assisted treatment for alcohol abuse.
Doesn’t using medication for opioid abuse just replace one dependency for another?
Although patients may have concerns about treating their substance abuse issues with a different type of drug, the truth is that the medications used during MAT are much different from opioids. Their purpose is to restore the balance in brain circuits impacted by opioid use without generating the euphoric effects that lead to addiction.
In this way, medication-assisted treatment for addiction manages the physical symptoms of addiction and reduces cravings while allowing the brain to heal on its own to support long-term recovery.
Medication-Assisted Treatment at Fountain Hills Recovery
If you or a loved one is in need of medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence, we can help. For those struggling with opioid addiction and mental health disorders, it can feel like there’s no way out. Our MAT inpatient rehab program offers the opportunity for those suffering from addiction to find a life worth living that is free from opioid abuse.
When you come to our MAT clinic and participate in our treatment options in the company of our caring professionals, you are not alone. Our specialists will stand by your side throughout the process to help you achieve lasting freedom.
Fountain Hills Recovery is a luxury rehab center focused on walking with you on your journey to lasting recovery. Discover just how much of a difference an individualized approach to treating an opioid use disorder can make. The first step of recovery is within reach, so contact our expert staff or call 800-715-2004 today.
Fountain Hills Recovery is here to help.
Call us now at (800) 715-2004 to begin your journey towards a life free from the grips of substance abuse and behavioral health disorders.
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