What is it?
Medication Assisted Treatment is a long-term approach to treating individuals with opioid use disorders that involves a combination of safe medications and weekly counseling. As the individual stabilizes and makes progress towards their recovery goals, the required number of counseling services may decrease based on clinical and medical assessments.
How does it work?
Medication Assisted Treatment relieves the withdrawal symptoms and physical cravings caused by chemical imbalances in the brain and provides a safe and controlled level of medication that reduces the risk of relapse and supports a person’s ongoing sustained recovery. Depending on an individual’s unique needs, treatment may last for months or several years. They will also meet regularly with a counselor, attend groups and access support services as needed.
The use of medication such as Methadone and Suboxone in addition to individual, group and family counseling has been proven in numerous studies to be one of the most effective treatments for opioid use disorders. These medications allow an individual to focus on their recovery journey and dramatically reduce the incidence of overdoses, as well as the spread of HIV and HEP-C.
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