Recovering from an addiction can be difficult. When someone abuses substances for a long time, their body adapts to the presence of drugs or alcohol. When someone attempts to detox from what they were abusing, it can cause unpleasant and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms. If you or a loved one is trying to recover from an addiction, a New Hampshire medication-assisted treatment center may be the best option for you.
Liberty Health Services is located in Southern New Hampshire. We offer a wide variety of addiction treatments at our luxury facility located in a relaxing wooded setting. Clients can avail of medication-assisted treatment as part of their program in order to ease their symptoms and make their detox more comfortable. If you think you or your loved one may benefit from medication-assisted treatment, contact us at 855.959.4521 to learn more.
What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
When someone misuses substances, their brain develops a dependency on whatever substance they were abusing. When these substances leave the body, they can cause an unpleasant withdrawal response, often leading to relapse. Medication-assisted treatment was designed to help the brain recover from dependency and prevent relapse.
Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, refers to the use of medications in the treatment of addiction to alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. These medications help people in detox to remain sober by curbing cravings and decreasing unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. These medications are combined with behavioral counseling and therapy in order to achieve successful recovery.
The medications used in MAT work by binding to the receptors in the brain to block the euphoric effect of drugs and block physical cravings. The medication is then slowly tapered in order to complete recovery.
Like any medication, the drugs used for MAT can have side effects. Due to this, here are a few things one can expect during medication-assisted treatment:
- The medications used need to be administered under medical supervision at a certified facility
- The medications may come with side effects and contraindications; inform healthcare specialists of any maintenance drugs that need to be taken during the treatment period
- It is possible to misuse or abuse the drugs that are being used during treatment, and there is a risk of physical dependency and addiction
Even with these drawbacks, the benefits of MAT far outweigh the risks. In order to achieve the desired results and prevent any negative outcome, it is important to carefully follow the instructions of the medical team in charge of treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment?
It cannot be denied that MAT greatly improves the rate of successful recovery, which is why it is still an invaluable tool in treating addiction. The use of MAT results in the following benefits:
- Greatly reduces pain and discomfort by preventing or lessening the symptoms of withdrawal
- Curbs or completely eliminates intense cravings for drugs or alcohol
- As a result of the above two, MAT results in a decreased chance of relapse
- This treatment also reduces the risk of accidental overdose and death, which can happen during relapse episodes
- Clients that undergo MAT have increased retention in their rehab programs
How could medication-assisted treatment potentially benefit your recovery journey?
Liberty Health Services Offers Medication-Assisted Treatment in New Hampshire
Liberty Health Services understands that battling addiction can be a difficult process. This is why our team of addiction specialists is ready to provide guidance and support to families going through this difficult time. We are committed to providing safe, comfortable, and successful detox to our clients through compassionate and individualized care.
Through the use of MAT and other treatments and therapies, we give clients a solid foundation for their sobriety. If you are ready to take the first step on your recovery journey, contact us at 855.959.4521 to take the first step. You can also reach us by filling out our online form.