Medication-assisted treatment combines behavioral therapy with FDA-approved medications that decrease cravings and prevent withdrawal, helping to pave the way for long-term sobriety. Many patients at Vertava Health Mississippi benefit from this combination of medication and therapy that addresses the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal while they learn healthier ways of thinking and acquire coping mechanisms to handle cravings.
Medication-assisted treatment is seen most often during inpatient recovery but can be utilized during IOP treatment if the clinical assessment indicates it is needed. Learn more about the medication-assisted treatment programs at Vertava Health Mississippi today by connecting with us at 844.951.1931. We offer a variety of addiction treatment programs.
What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Quitting drugs or alcohol suddenly, without weaning yourself, can be very dangerous. This is why Vertava Health Mississippi’s trained clinicians will gradually taper you off of your substance of use, with the goal of allowing your body and mind to gradually acclimate while experiencing the smallest measure of discomfort possible.
Certain drugs of use exert a larger toll on a person’s neurochemistry and may require the support of medications. The most typical cases include instances of opioid and alcohol use. Vertava Health Mississippi uses medication-assisted detox as a safe and reliable detox method. That means we administer medications to help with physical withdrawal symptoms and can even prescribe and use medications to help with mental changes. Drug detox can be deadly in certain cases, as can alcohol detox, so we take every precaution to make sure you are safe. We monitor all detox patients 24/7 and guarantee to do so with compassion and understanding.
The Stigma Surrounding Medication-Assisted Treatment
Even today, with the plethora of advances and breakthroughs we are constantly witnessing with the growing awareness and commitment to addiction treatment, there are still some that mistakenly—and quite harmfully—think that using medications is representative of weakness or continuation of the problem (by using one medication in place of another). Nothing could be further from the truth.
Utilizing these medications during treatment not only increases retention rates, but it grants a person a greater opportunity to access the remainder of their residential treatment sooner, with a clearer mind. Take time to consider this: you are not weak for allowing us to help you with medications, but infinitely strong and brave for choosing the path that grants you the greatest repertoire of treatment and skills that foster a drug-free life.
During withdrawal, you might begin to feel agitated, out of sorts, or experience intense bouts of anxiety. Though medications may help with this, good treatment goes beyond a medicinal approach. At times during the withdrawal process, you might need the comfort that only another person can offer.
Some of the therapies we offer in addition to medication-assisted treatment include:
Our compassionate staff is standing by to offer you an attentive ear or a distraction—whether it be from a conversation or an activity that you can undergo while you’re engaging in treatment. Either way, we will do everything in our power to make sure your every need is met throughout the duration of your care with our team here at Vertava Health Mississippi.
Learn More About Our Medication-Assisted Treatment Center
One of the greatest risks of unsupervised withdrawal is the danger of returning to drugs or alcohol as a means to put an end to the intolerable feelings you’re experiencing. This is just a stopgap measure, one that does nothing in the long term to address the underlying issues. It only serves to further perpetuate the damage that occurs at the hand of drugs or alcohol and does nothing to help heal your body or get you closer to a drug-free life.
Medication-assisted treatment can make a difference. Learn more by connecting with Vertava Health Mississippi at 844.951.1931 today.