Millions of Americans struggle with drug and alcohol abuse every year. Attempting to quit using drugs and alcohol without any kind of assistance can be a very difficult experience. Many who try to do so quickly end up relapsing. Substance use disorders can be treated with medication to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal, alongside a comprehensive treatment strategy to address the root causes of the disorder. You may know this type of program as medication-assisted treatment.
At San Antonio Recovery Center, we understand that the symptoms of withdrawal can be frightening and painful to experience. We will help you get through it as comfortably as possible. When properly administered, medication-assisted treatment can help you heal faster and with less discomfort. Our treatment center also offers a range of treatment options to help you recover. If you or someone you care about needs medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder or alcohol addiction, get in touch with us at 866.957.7885.
Medication-assisted treatment is an evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders. It provides patients with support as they begin the healing process. The medications help reduce the effect of the alcohol or opioid the patient is addicted to, making the use of the substance less pleasurable. Other types of medication can ease the withdrawal symptoms, meaning the patient has fewer and less intense cravings for alcohol or opioids. Some medications are a blend of both of these approaches. This makes it easier for patients to quit using drugs and alcohol for good.
The FDA-approved medication is only one component of the approach, as patients are also meant to undergo counseling and behavioral therapy. Medication-assisted treatment is most effective when the treatment plans are customized to the needs of the patient, and are made with input from the patient, the prescribing doctor, and the rest of the care team. The goal is to have a holistic treatment program that gets to the root of the problem and provides a supportive environment for patients to recover.
To maximize the chances of success, the doctor and therapists will match the type of medication to the specific substance use disorder suffered by the patient. Each medication differs in its approach to easing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings to prevent relapse. For opioid use disorder, the following three main medications are useful:
At San Antonio Recovery Center, we understand that medication is just one part of a bigger plan for a patient to overcome a substance use disorder. We offer a variety of therapies to support recovery, including medication-assisted treatment. We integrate these therapies into a number of different programs:
We offer comprehensive and affordable treatment plans that will help patients with long-term recovery. If you’re ready to break free from addiction, call us at 866.957.7885.
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