Today, there are many approaches and tools for addiction recovery. However, because every addiction is different, every addiction treatment should be as well. For many people, medication management programs provide safe and effective support alongside traditional and alternative therapies.
If you or someone in your life is ready for medication management services in San Antonio, call San Antonio Recovery Center now. Our holistic programs offer MAT for comprehensive addiction recovery. Reach our staff now at 866.957.7885 to learn more about the continuum of care at San Antonio Recovery Center.
During addiction, the brain becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol for various chemical processes. To correct this issue, specific medications and supplements can help the brain adjust slowly and wean off of drugs and alcohol. Over time, the brain will then begin producing its own dopamine, GABA, serotonin, and other chemicals for optimal health and brain function.
Medication-assisted treatment or medication management uses a combination of supplements, nutrition, and medications to lessen withdrawal effects and ease detox symptoms. For many people, detox and withdrawal can be the hardest part of recovery. Uncomfortable symptoms, health complications like dehydration, and cravings make detox without medication difficult to manage. Medication management services have been part of addiction recovery since the early 1930s and are now a safe, effective, standard approach to addiction recovery. It's worth noting also that studies show that medication management decreases relapse.
Medication management varies based on each individual. For those detoxing from opioids, a medically assisted detox is common. Suboxone, methadone, and Vivitrol are common medications for opioid detox. Each has a different prescription requiring clients to visit the clinic daily, weekly, or monthly to receive medicine.
Clients take these and other medications in both inpatient and outpatient programs. Inpatient programs, however, offer more monitoring for adverse effects. Like any medication, detox medications can have negative side effects. They can also have dangerous and deadly consequences if someone relapses while on medication. For most people, there is an adjustment period while they get used to their medication and life without drugs or alcohol.
Perhaps the most important part of medication management is therapy. During detox, clients go through individual, group, and family counseling to understand the root cause of addiction, diagnose co-occurring disorders, and get the community support they need for long-term recovery. Medication management can then help people recover at a pace that’s right for them. At the same time, therapists can help uncover underlying mood disorders, unprocessed trauma, and stress that affects addiction. They can then prescribe medication alongside detox medication to ease mood disorder symptoms.
If you or someone in your life is ready for medication management, call San Antonio Recovery Center today. At SARC, we believe recovery is rooted in a continuum of care. With 90-day programs, we help clients with medication-management transition through detox and recovery. Our safe, inclusive recovery center provides:
With a range of treatment options, SARC makes treatment accessible. Furthermore, we provide 24/7 access and care to our clients. SARC takes most insurance plans and can provide the care you and your loved ones need. With women’s programs, men’s programs, and women’s sober living homes, our two San Antonio clinics are ready to help.
If you and your loved ones are ready for a continuum of care in San Antonio, call us now. Reach the staff at San Antonio Recovery Center at 866.957.7885 to learn more about our medication management treatment programs and find the right program for you.
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