Drug and alcohol abuse leads to addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction is a common problems in today’s society, whether they are stand-alone issues or problems that are intertwined with mental health disorders. Alliance Psychiatric Group takes pride in offering treatment at both the clinic site, and outside treatment center referral. Don’t let drug and/or alcohol abuse come between you and your family, call Alliance Psychiatric Group today to discuss your situation so we can help you get your life back on track and overcome the obstacles you are facing. Today could be the first step you take in overcoming your addiction.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a proven and effective way to treat substance use disorders. It combines the use of FDA-approved medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a comprehensive approach to treating addiction.
There are several medications that are commonly used to treat addiction, including:
Methadone: Methadone is a synthetic opioid that is used to treat opioid addiction. It works by reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings, allowing individuals to focus on recovery.
Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that is used to treat opioid addiction. Like methadone, it helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings, but it has a lower potential for abuse and dependence.
Naltrexone: Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that is used to treat both opioid and alcohol addiction. It works by blocking the effects of opioids and reducing the desire to use.
Disulfiram: Disulfiram is a medication that is used to treat alcohol addiction. It works by causing unpleasant side effects when alcohol is consumed, helping to discourage individuals from drinking.
MAT is effective because it addresses the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. By using medications to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings, individuals are better able to participate in counseling and behavioral therapies that address the underlying causes of their addiction.
It’s important to note that medication is not a cure for addiction. Rather, it is a tool that can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety. It is also important for individuals to attend counseling and behavioral therapies, as well as participate in support groups, to fully address their addiction and work towards a successful recovery.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, consider talking to a healthcare provider about the possibility of using medication-assisted treatment. With the right combination of medications, counseling, and support, it is possible to overcome addiction and achieve a fulfilling, drug-free life.