Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
MAT programs use different medications to help individuals overcome withdrawal symptoms and focus on treatment. You’ll be under professional supervision during the program to ensure your comfort. A medical professional can alter your medication type based on the severity of your addiction and withdrawal symptoms. While participating in this program, you’ll also start other aspects of your treatment to help you progress sooner so you can get back to your life.
You can also use MAT programs to help prevent relapse. These medications can trick your brain into thinking that you’re still taking certain substances or make taking them less desirable, helping you sustain your recovery.
Patients with a severe addiction or a non-sober home life can choose residential treatment, meaning they’ll stay at an addiction treatment facility for a set time, usually between 30 to 90 days. The length of your stay will depend on the severity of your addiction.
Residential programs are ideal for individuals who don’t have a good support network at home or those who need to cut themselves off from access to prescription drugs. You’ll attend therapy regularly during your stay, giving you structure that you may lack at home. The structure will make it easier to overcome your addiction and give you the skills you need to adjust to sober living.