Medication Assisted Treatment At Mountainview Recovery
SAMHSA characterizes Medication Assisted treatment (MAT) as the utilization of meds, in mix with mental health and counseling treatment to give a “entire patient” way to deal with drug addiction. Medications utilized in MAT are affirmed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT projects are clinically determined and customized to address every patient’s issues.
Research shows that a mix of prescription and treatment can effectively treat these issues, and for certain individuals battling with addiction, MAT can help support recuperation.
Find out about the substance use disorders that MAT is intended to address.
MAT is principally utilized for the treatment of dependence on narcotics, for example, heroin and prescription opioids that contain sedatives. The prescribed medicine works to standardize mind science, block the euphoric impacts of alcohol and drugs, calm cravings, and standardize body capacities without the negative and euphoric impacts of the substance utilized. Mountainview Recovery utilizes a variety of treatment methods with their MAT programs such as Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Residential Treatment to help patients going through their drug rehab, drug detox and alcohol detox programs.
In 2018, an estimated 2 million people had an opioid use disorder which includes prescription pain medication containing opiates and heroin.
MAT has proved to be clinically effective and to significantly reduce the need for inpatient detoxification services for these individuals. MAT provides a more comprehensive, individually tailored program of medication and behavioral therapy that address the needs of most patients.
The ultimate goal of MAT is full recovery, including the ability to live a self-directed life. This treatment approach has been shown to:
- Improve patient survival
- Increase retention in treatment
- Decrease illicit opiate use and other criminal activity among people with substance use disorders
- Increase patients’ ability to gain and maintain employment
- Improve birth outcomes among women who have substance use disorders and are pregnant
Research also shows that these medications and therapies can contribute to lowering a person’s risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis C by reducing the potential for relapse. Learn more about substance misuse and how it relates to HIV, AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has affirmed a few distinct medications to treat alcohol and drug misuse issues. MAT prescriptions ease the withdrawal manifestations and mental cravings that cause addiction in the body. Medications utilized for MAT are proof based treatment alternatives and don’t simply substitute one medication for another.
Methadone used to treat those with an affirmed analysis of Opioid Use Disorder must be apportioned through a SAMHSA guaranteed OTP. A portion of the drugs utilized in MAT are controlled substances because of their potential for abuse. Medications, substances, and certain synthetic compounds used to make drugs are characterized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) into five particular classes, or timetables, contingent on a medication’s satisfactory clinical use and potential for abuse.
Acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone are the most common medications used to treat alcohol use disorder. They do not provide a cure for the disorder, but are most effective in people who participate in a MAT program.
Buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone are used to treat opioid use disorders to short-acting opioids such as heroin, morphine, and codeine, as well as semi-synthetic opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone. These MAT medications are safe to use for months, years, or even a lifetime. As with any medication, consult your doctor before discontinuing use.
- Buprenorphine – suppresses and reduces cravings for opioids. Learn more about suboxone medication treatment.
- Methadone – reduces opioid cravings and withdrawal and blunts or blocks the effects of opioids. Learn more about methadone.
- Naltrexone – blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of opioids and prevents feelings of euphoria. Learn more about naltrexone.
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