The Truth About Medication for Addiction Treatment

 

Addiction is rooted deep in the brain, where certain chemical changes occur leading to the behaviors of addiction or alcoholism.

When undergoing medical detox, patients often fight withdrawals and cravings can last long into recovery. More people are exploring medication-assisted treatment, aka MAT, for addiction treatment. With MAT, FDA-approved drugs are administered to patients in hopes of mitigating withdrawals, cravings, and any pleasurable effects of the drugs being abused.

Studies show that MAT increases a patient’s adherence to the treatment protocol while reducing opioid use.1 Using medication to treat addiction may benefit certain patients undergoing heroin addiction treatment in Massachusetts or treatment for addiction to other opioids. But medical detox and medical addiction treatment cannot treat addiction alone, effective therapies and counseling are also necessary to help patients address the behavioral and thought patterns that contributed to their active addiction.

alcohol rehab in Boston, we know that additional therapies are necessary for addressing the underlying factors of addiction. This includes group and individual therapies aimed at helping patients relearn sober habits.

At our drug treatment center in Massachusetts, we understand how to help patients build long-lasting sobriety. Our personalized addiction treatment programs include therapies and medical support to give patients the tools they need to get and stay sober. MAT alone cannot help a person get and stay sober, therapy is needed to address all factors of addiction or alcoholism. Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about our treatment programs at Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts.

MAT alone cannot help a person get and stay sober, therapy is needed to address all factors of addiction or alcoholism. Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about our treatment programs at Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts.


Sources:

  1. PEW - Medication-Assisted Treatment Improves Outcomes for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder
 

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Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.