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How Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) can Help a Loved One Struggling with Substance Abuse
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Prescription pain medications, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and Fentanyl as well as illicit drugs like heroin, all come from the opioid drug family. Part of the reason opioid abuse is so rampant is because this class of drugs is known to have a high risk of dependency and addiction.
Buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail) is a unique opioid that reduces withdrawal and cravings but does not make the patient feel high. Evidence suggests that when provided alongside comprehensive support, counseling, and therapy (geared toward both the individual and family unit), medication-assisted programs can help a person overcome addiction, avoid relapse, and maintain long-term recovery.
Medication-assisted treatment is not about replacing one addiction with another. It is about taking medicine as needed to manage a disease—similar to the way a person would take insulin to manage diabetes.
Opioid abuse is a global phenomenon that is rising in prevalence. In the United States alone, an average of 115 Americans die every day from an accidental overdose, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you or your family member are struggling with opioid abuse, know that your challenge is not about “willpower” it is about a disease process which requires treatment. The Ridgeview Institute team encourages you to learn more about medication-assisted treatment and see how it can help you or your loved one break through their addiction-relapse cycle.
Ridgeview Institute provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients suffering from opioid use disorder. MAT can allow patients that have relapsed multiple times or have severe cravings after detoxification become able to participate in treatment. Our MAT program also allows those with mild to moderate psychological problems to participate. Visit us today and begin living a cleaner, healthier life. If you are seeking caring, professional treatment, call us at (844) 350-8800.
Medication-Assisted Treatment at Ridgeview Institute: What to Expect
Our medication-assisted treatment program includes a Partial Hospitalization Program and an Intensive Outpatient Program (MAT PHP/IOP program). Ridgeview Institute MAT PHP/IOP features comprehensive addiction counseling plus treatment with buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail). The major features of our program are:
Introduction to Recovery
Basics of the 12-Step Program
Stress & Anxiety Management Techniques
Healthy Relationship Skills
Medication Assessment and Management
Medication management is tailored toward a person’s specific stage of recovery (including acute detox) in order to maximize patient safety. We also provide family education and support as well as free continuing care to help you or your loved one transition back to a healthy lifestyle.
Could Medication-Assisted Treatment Help You Break Through Your Addiction?
If you feel that you or a loved one could benefit from medication-assisted treatment, contact Ridgeview Institute at (844) 350-8800. We offer a variety of medication-assisted programs led by an experienced team of mental health, addiction specialists and a physician nationally board certified in Addiction Medicine. Whether you need an intensive inpatient (Detox) or MAT PHP/IOP, we’re here to make our resources accessible to you. Call now (844) 350-8800.