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Benefits of Choosing Medication-Assisted Treatment

by Nick

What is medication-assisted treatment (MAT)? MAT involves the use of medication to relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings from opioid addiction. A comprehensive MAT program like the one offered at Health Care Resource Centers (HCRC) also provides individualized treatment plans to help you through the recovery process.

Medication Assisted Treatment Benefits

When you enter MAT at an opioid addiction treatment center, you receive a variety of benefits, such as the following:

1. Individualized Care

Patients at HCRC and other treatment centers have personalized care plans that account for their needs. Since addiction also influences the patient’s personal life in various ways, professionals need to tailor care to the patient’s unique circumstances. Your individualized treatment plan includes services that help you achieve your recovery goals. You will receive medication, therapy and other support services that suit your experience with addiction.

2. Comprehensive and Supportive Therapy

As part of your individualized MAT program, you will take part in one-on-one therapy sessions. A counselor who understands opioid use disorder will talk with you about your recovery goals and how to achieve them. They can help you build coping strategies to manage your triggers for use and reclaim your life. Some treatment centers also provide group and family therapy. In these counseling sessions, you will work with other patients or your loved ones to understand your recovery journey.

3. Professional Staff Ready to Help

The staff members at an addiction treatment center have the training and compassion to help patients with opioid use disorder. Dedicated clinics like HCRC have certifications that ensure they always provide top-quality services. Opioid addiction professionals also dedicate themselves to creating an accepting environment. They understand that people with opioid use disorder face stigma in the community and need unconditional support.

4. Safe Environment for Treatment

Your MAT program will give you a safe setting where you can recover from opioid addiction. It will have the resources you need to start treatment and stay committed to your recovery goals. Patients who receive MAT have lower crime rates than recovering patients who still take street opioids. They also have a reduced risk of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. Staying in a MAT program also provides an environment where the patient’s chance of success rises as they remain in treatment.

5. Care and Service Coordination

Receiving MAT at an opioid use disorder clinic also allows you to get care and support that meets all your needs. Your case manager can coordinate your services. They can also refer you to community organizations that can help with housing, food and other necessities. Each treatment center’s services can differ depending on their resources and patients. The care management staff will ensure you receive care that brings you closer to your treatment goals.

Begin MAT at Health Care Resource Centers

At HCRC, we offer MAT with methadone, and in select locations, buprenorphine. Our patients take the medication that best relieves their withdrawal symptoms while receiving therapy and personalized care. We have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you work toward drug-free living. Let us use our expertise to guide you on the path to recovery. Contact our team online to schedule your first appointment.

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