For people with strong addictions to certain narcotics, typical recovery treatment options might not be enough to help them reach sobriety. In such situations, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) might be necessary. The Carter Treatment Center in Cumming, Georgia, is proud to say that we can offer medication-assisted treatments for patients with difficult substance use disorders. As it is with any other treatment or therapy at our rehab center, when you are in a MAT program, you will always have our full support, guidance, and compassion.
Learn if medication-assisted treatment can help you or a loved one. Call (678) 737-4430 now.
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment involves uses specialized medications to help a rehab patient get through withdrawals and the overall recovery process. The drugs are designed to minimize withdrawal symptoms and reduce relapse urges by introducing small, controlled amounts of a similar substance. The medications used in MAT are not the same exact substance that caused the addiction, though. All medications used in MAT programs are highly-regulated, carefully-formulated, and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their intended purposes.
What Addictions Can Be Helped by MAT?
Usually, medication-assisted treatments are used for people with addictions to opioids like fentanyl. Synthetic, lab-created opioids can be used to get the rehab patient through the recovery process without exposing them to a dangerous, uncontrolled substance again. However, MAT has proven effective for alcohol use disorder or alcohol addiction.
Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment
The FDA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and other health safety groups all recognize medication-assisted treatment as an effective option when conducted by rehab professionals. If you have tried other rehab options but relapsed, or if you aren’t certain that typical treatments would be right for you, then we encourage you to ask about medication-assisted treatments from The Carter Treatment Center.
Medication-assisted treatments have shown to help rehab patients in these ways and more:
- Improved patient survival rates for patients addicted to particularly dangerous substances.
- Increased rate of rehab treatment completion when MAT is part of the rehab program.
- Higher rate of after-rehab employment.
- Decreased rate of illegal narcotic or alcohol use after completing a MAT program.
Learn More About MAT – Call Today
Are you interested in medication-assisted treatment for a substance use disorder, or do you think it could help a loved one who is addicted to alcohol or opioids? Please call (678) 737-4430 and speak to the MAT specialists at The Carter Treatment Center in Cumming, GA. We are here to answer all your questions, so you can be confident that the path to sobriety that you walk is right for you.