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Medication Assisted Treatment

Recovery Cove is committed to providing a wide range of services and treatments to fit the unique needs of our clients. We begin with a full assessment to fully understand where a person is on their journey, their history, and what they ultimately hope to achieve through treatment. This helps to determine what forms of treatment will be most successful for short- and long-term needs.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a commonly used treatment option that is research-backed and proven to be effective.

Addiction can affect an individual physically as well as mentally.

Over time, substance abuse can alter a person’s brain chemistry. This is what makes recovery a difficult and often long process. Your brain rewires itself to need the substance, placing value in gaining the addictive substance over everything else. This can also alter the way your body releases chemicals that make you feel good naturally.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

When people try to stop their reliance on alcohol or drugs, they can experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal can cause headaches, body aches, nausea, tremors, vomiting, fatigue, and even life-threatening symptoms such as seizures. Medication-assisted treatment programs in Pennsylvania can help reduce withdrawal symptoms, minimize cravings, and provide the support needed to create long-term lifestyle changes effectively.

MAT can prove beneficial for clients who are overcoming a substance use disorder.

Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Pennsylvania

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT combines successful behavioral therapies with FDA-approved medications. This approach provides a more well-rounded approach as it addresses a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health, not just the addiction itself. Using this approach provides a stronger

opportunity to sustain long-term recovery. The medications themselves help to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings while the behavioral therapies address the thoughts and behaviors that led the individual to turn to substances in the first place. This helps develop healthy coping mechanisms and a greater sense of healing.

MAT is not for everyone. At Recovery Cove, we ensure that this form of treatment will be the best for your individual experiences. MAT is primarily used for the treatment of opioid use disorders such as addictions to heroin or prescription medication often used to regulate severe pain. This form of treatment is also used for those recovering from alcohol addiction. Both opioid and alcohol addictions may have serious effects on the processes of the brain, which can lead to a longer, more difficult recovery and potentially more severe withdrawal symptoms.

How MAT Works

The FDA-approved medications used in conjunction with other MAT elements work to prevent the euphoric effects of drugs and alcohol. Without achieving this euphoric effect, the desire to relapse is reduced significantly. This also helps to normalize the chemical processes within the brain, which reduces physiological cravings and normalizes the body. While this process is taking place, individuals can benefit from reduced or prevented side effects of withdrawal.

Utilizing MAT can help minimize the need for a client to participate in intensive inpatient treatment services. When properly treated, this method can allow a person to heal and recover in a way that is more comfortable and long-lasting. Every program is uniquely tailored to fit a patient’s needs. Our professional staff works closely with our clients to ensure this is the best method of treatment for them. We will also carefully monitor the way the medication is affecting the individual, ensuring that the current medication is providing the right support in easing symptoms, reducing cravings, and allowing the body and mind to heal from addiction.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Outcomes of MAT

MAT is a research-backed method of treatment that is provided in well-renowned recovery facilities throughout Pennsylvania and the greater US. The success comes from the combined approach of behavioral therapy treatments and the use of FDA-approved medications that make recovery less dangerous and uncomfortable. When used together, our clients can start their recovery safely by avoiding harmful withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings while the mind and body heal. The behavioral therapies address the situations, environments, and triggers that create the desire to rely on harmful substances.

Outcomes of the MAT method have included:

  • Increased client survival
  • Decreased relapse and overdosing
  • Improved retention in treatment
  • Improvements to attaining and maintaining employment
  • Decreased illicit drug and alcohol use
  • Decreased criminal activity
  • Improved mental processing
  • Better developed coping mechanisms

These positive outcomes continue to support how useful MAT can be for individuals in recovery. We have the experience, tools, and tested techniques to provide the best treatment options for our patients interested in pursuing MAT.

MAT and Recovery Cove

MAT can prove beneficial for clients who are overcoming a substance use disorder. This treatment method is often used for those recovering from opioid or alcohol addiction; however, our professional staff will ultimately decide whether this treatment is a good option for you. Every client seeking our care is unique, so any approach we consider is carefully tailored. MAT, along with therapy and other clinical services, can provide the foundation for a long and successful recovery.

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