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The House of the Rising Son Provides High-Quality Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Recovering from addictive substances is challenging. When an individual quits a drug they’ve been abusing, they’re hit with intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms. These are, more often than not, the causes of relapse. But what if you could limit those cravings and withdrawal symptoms? Doing so would make maintaining your sobriety much easier.

That’s exactly what medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs offer. Signing up for one could be just what you need to finally turn the corner on your recovery from substance abuse. Keep reading to learn more about what makes MAT programs effective and how the House of the Rising Son can get you started with one.

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

MAT is a type of substance abuse recovery treatment that involves the use of prescribed medications. These medications reduce the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that patients feel while in recovery. In this way, MAT programs use medication to increase the chances of a patient’s long-term success.

That’s not all that MAT programs offer, however. They also typically offer one-on-one counseling, group counseling, and behavioral therapies. In this way, an MAT program will empower a patient to benefit from the proven methods of a traditional rehab plan along with the added benefits offered by the medication they receive. That makes them an excellent choice for many recovering addicts.

Who Can Benefit from an MAT Program?

Generally speaking, medication-assisted treatment programs are designed around the needs of recovering opioid addicts. That’s not to say that you can’t find MAT programs that can help you recover from other types of substance abuse. These treatment plans just aren’t as common.

MAT Programs are designed around the needs of recovering opioid addicts for a good reason. They’ve been proven to be most effective at helping patients who have an opioid addiction. Indeed, the top three medications used in MAT programs are all intended to support a patient who is recovering from opioid abuse.

You can use an MAT program as a first-line treatment. You can also sign up for one if other types of rehabilitation haven’t worked for you in the past. Either way, signing up for one of these treatment plans could be just what you need to start making more efficient progress towards your long-term recovery goals.

What Medications are Prescribed in an MAT Program?

There are three major medications prescribed in MAT programs. They’re called Suboxone, Methadone, and Vivitrol. Each of these helps a patient with their withdrawal symptoms and cravings in slightly different ways.

For example, Methadone is what’s called a full agonist, which means that it combines with the brain’s and nervous systems’ receptors to produce the desired effect. Suboxone, on the other hand, is only a partial agonist. Vivitrol is also a full agonist but is injectable and designed to reduce cravings for an extended amount of time.

Each of these medications reduces the painful withdrawal symptoms that patients often experience when in recovery from opioid abuse. Taking one can make it much easier for you to make it through the early parts of your recovery without relapsing.

Does an MAT Program Just Swap One Addiction for Another?

This is one of the biggest myths about MAT programs. It’s true that the medications prescribed in these programs can become addicting. However, you have nothing to worry about as long as you receive medications like Methadone and Suboxone through the proper channels.

Doctors typically use these medications as a part of a taper program. Essentially, this means that patients are slowly tapered off of the medication over time. This enables you to enjoy the benefits of these medications without forming a long-term dependency on them. The doctors who handle your MAT program will be highly trained and capable of tapering you off of the medication in a way that doesn’t impact your chances of achieving lasting recovery.

Are Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs Effective?

Studies have shown that MAT programs are a highly effective way to recover from opioid abuse. More specifically, the data that researchers have collected indicates that MAT programs help a patient adhere to the recovery process and reduce their opioid abuse.

It’s important to emphasize here that these findings are only for MAT programs that also incorporate non-medication treatments and therapies. Time and time again, the research has proven that a combination of medication and traditional therapies is one of the most effective ways to recover from opioid abuse.

That being said, taking medication while in recovery can help you reduce many of the symptoms that you may otherwise experience. This is a list that includes:

  • Chills
  • Cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • And others

How Does Medication-Assisted Treatment Work at the House of the Rising Son?

At The House of the Rising Son, we’re committed to providing our patients with the highest-quality MAT programs. To achieve this, we work hard to design our MAT treatment plans around the unique needs of every patient we see. This ensures that every patient receives personalized care and the opportunity to recover in the way they prefer.

For example, when you reach out to us, we’ll get you started with a consultation from one of our staff physicians. Together, you’ll determine where your health is and what you need from an MAT recovery program. Then, our staff of addiction specialists will take that information and turn it into your customized treatment plan. This plan will be carefully designed to help you get the absolute most out of your recovery process.

You’ll go through detox under professional supervision, take medication, and receive therapy from skilled practitioners. Patients at the House of the Rising Son also get to benefit from 12-Step programs, group therapy, and educational sessions. Together, these tools will greatly increase your chances of achieving long-lasting sobriety.

Contact Us Today to Get Started

Why wait another day to get started with your recovery? Doing so is as simple as picking up the phone and contacting the House of the Rising Son. We’ll happily tell you more about how one of our MAT programs can help you make more efficient progress towards your goals. Reach out to us at (888) 238-1038 to learn more.

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