Each person seeking help from a licensed rehab center needs their own, unique treatment plan. These plans take many things into consideration, such as your substance use history, the intensity of addiction, and the need for recovery. For some, medication-assisted treatment best provides a chance for long-term sobriety. But what is this treatment, and will it work for you?

At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we recognize that each person’s journey to recovery is unique. Some people may benefit from medication-assisted treatment to help them overcome cravings and withdrawal symptoms that go along with the recovery process. If you’re looking for a substance abuse treatment program that will provide MAT, our Kansas City addiction treatment center can help. To learn more about the services we provide, please contact Sunflower Wellness Retreat today at 855.730.8825 or use our convenient online form. 

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) at Sunflower Wellness Retreat

medication-assisted treatmentMedication-assisted treatment (MAT) at Sunflower Wellness Retreat helps many people from the Midwest achieve the sobriety they crave more than even their drugs or alcohol. When you suffer addiction to some drugs like opioids or alcohol, you possibly need medical assistance in achieving that sobriety. Of course, along with these healthcare options, you also need therapy, education, and support services.

Medication-assisted treatment at Sunflower Wellness Retreat uses FDA-approved medications for many of your worst withdrawal and early recovery symptoms. The biggest goal of this treatment is to keep you from relapse, a problem that takes the lives of tens of thousands of people each year. In fact, early recovery is one of the periods in which you suffer the greatest risk of death by overdose.

But the biggest mistake people make with this type of treatment is in believing the medication is equal to recovery. That is not true. You still need a wide range of therapy, education, and support services, such as:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy

Without these treatment options, you do not heal the problems that led to your addiction in the first place, leaving yourself vulnerable to repeating your patterns.

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Questions About Medication-Assisted Recovery

People wanting real recovery often fear getting stuck in a cycle of medication abuse, all in the name of treatment. You may see this among your friends who abuse drugs. Some start taking methadone or other MAT, only to develop new types of addiction. However, this does not happen under the right level of care in a quality medication-assisted treatment program.

Some of the most commonly used drugs for a medication-assisted treatment program include methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine. These medications help with substance abuse issues, including:

  • Heroin abuse
  • Morphine abuse
  • Codeine abuse
  • Hydrocodone abuse
  • Oxycodone abuse
  • Alcohol abuse

Using these medications under proper care does not create new addictions. Instead, you gain relief from your withdrawal symptoms and cravings that lead to relapse. You safely overcome your physical addiction while you learn how to cope with the psychological effects of your drug history.

How long you need MAT depends on your individual substance abuse problems and history. Some people use a form of these medications for months, while others need help to maintain sobriety for years. However, during this time, you lead a responsible life and build strength in your sobriety every day. In fact, you can find employment and improve yourself in many ways while receiving treatment.

For your medication-assisted rehab treatment to work, you need therapies and other services of a licensed treatment facility. You cannot simply expect the medication to work as a “magic pill” to overcome your addiction. Instead, you must focus on changing many aspects of your life. The medication-assisted treatment program simply helps you make that change happen.

Seek Support at Sunflower Wellness Retreat

People from all over Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska turn to Sunflower Wellness Retreat for the rehab and medication-assisted treatment they need for healthy, fulfilling recovery. Through an array of programs and treatment services, Sunflower Wellness Retreat helps you find recovery success where you struggle today. These important programs and services include:

  • Inpatient, PHP, and IOP programs
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Mental health treatment
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Psychotherapy, CBT, and DBT
  • Holistic methods and services
  • Life skills and relapse prevention

Talk to a caring specialist at Sunflower Wellness Retreat about your recovery needs today. Maybe that recovery requires medication-assisted treatment for your best chance of lasting sobriety. If so, you deserve that chance and find it under Sunflower Wellness Retreat’s help and support. So call 855.730.8825 now.