Why You Should Start Medication-Assisted Treatment In The New Year

2022 is right around the corner, so why not take the first step on your journey to recovery? Medication-assisted treatment can help someone suffering from addiction to get on the path to recovery. If you’ve been wondering whether medication-assisted treatment might be for you, it’s time to get your questions answered.

What is medication-assisted treatment?
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

What is the goal of treatment?
The goal of treatment is to improve the functionality of the patients’ life. We strongly believe that a person with an opioid addiction can regain a healthy, productive life.

How long do I have to take suboxone?
There are no time limits for treatment with this medication. The length of therapy is determined by the patient and provider. If the patient and provider agree that the time is right for a medical taper, s/he will slowly lower the dose, taking care to minimize withdrawal symptoms. If at any time the patient feels at risk for relapse during a taper, the provider should be informed immediately.

We can help you on your journey in 2022. If you have questions, give us a call.

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