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What is Medication Assisted Treatment?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

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Focus on the Client: MAT and the Importance of Individualized Care

There are many reasons why a treatment center should offer medication assisted treatment (MAT). Our focus at Transformations is always on providing the best care possible care for each and every client. Intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment, and the use of medication, is just another way we focus on the individualized treatment needs of our clients.

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Addressing the Misperceptions and Misunderstandings Surrounding Medication Assisted Treatment

For the best possible outcome, MAT should be used along with behavioral counseling that includes group therapy sessions, life skills training, vocational training, housing help and a plan for continuing care after treatment.

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Understanding the Schick Shadel Method and Counter Conditioning

Schick Shadel practitioners believe they can dramatically enhance a person’s chances for recovery by using techniques that reprogram the brain to stop producing cravings. Studies have verified the effectiveness of this approach for at least some people addicted to drugs and alcohol.

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When a Loved One Wants to Come Home Early From Rehab

Despite this fact, a significant number of people going through substance rehab want to come home early. Family, friends and loved ones can offer important support if they understand the reasons why this type of early exit is not advised.

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How Medications Are Used in Drug Treatment

People in the beginning phases of addiction treatment often develop a range of mild, moderate or severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms appear during the initial process of detox (detoxification) and withdrawal, while others can appear later, during active recovery.

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Pros and Cons of Opioid Dependency Medication

People who take illicit opioid street drugs or improperly consume prescription pain medications can develop symptoms of dependence and addiction. Opioid treatment programs rely on the use of several medications to provide help for those affected.

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Oxycodone Vs. Hydrocodone for Pain

Oxycodone Vs. Hydrocodone for Pain: What Is the Difference?

Oxycodone and hydrocodone are two of America’s most widely prescribed opioid pain medications. They are known for their potential to trigger addiction and rank among the nation’s most abused opioids.

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