People who abuse their prescription pain medication or use heroin or other illegal opioids will likely develop serious physical and psychological symptoms along with chemical dependence. If they stop taking opioids suddenly without medical support, they will experience intense withdrawals and cravings that can lead to a relapse and overdose. Fortunately, medication-assisted treatment for opioid abuse is a very effective program for reducing the symptoms of opioid withdrawals. This program provides people with a safer recovery experience when compared to trying to quit on their own without professional support.
At Crestview Recovery, we offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs for men and women who are struggling with an addiction to prescription or illegal opioids. Our center offers residential and outpatient treatment programs. Moreover, we offer a beautiful and comfortable environment in a wood-like setting that is perfect for personal reflection and recovery. Clients will participate in group and private therapy sessions led by a certified behavioral therapist with experience treating opioid addiction. To learn more about our opioid addiction treatment programs, call 866.262.0531 or send us a message online today, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Why Do You Need an MAT Program for Opioid Addiction?
An MAT program uses medications that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the effects of opioid withdrawals. These medications are administered through an accredited addiction treatment program by medical professionals. They coincide with behavioral and holistic therapy sessions through residential and outpatient treatment programs. Many still people hold a negative opinion about therapy. Fortunately, there is a growing acceptance of using behavioral therapy alongside medication to treat addiction and other mental health disorders.
An MAT program for opioid abuse is different for each person. At the start of the program, medical staff will administer medications at specific dosages to ease withdrawals and cravings. They will monitor each client’s reactions for any side effects. Then, they will make adjustments to the medications until the right combination is found. However, these medications are only temporary. As symptoms begin to fade, medical staff will slowly reduce the dosage size until usage is no longer necessary.
The most common types of medications used in MAT programs include buprenorphine, methadone, and extended-release naltrexone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), buprenorphine and methadone are considered “essential medicines” in the treatment of opioid use disorder.
At Crestview Recovery, our MAT program for opioid addiction is essential for reducing the risk of relapse while clients progress through their recovery journey. In addition to medication, our programs combine behavioral and holistic therapies for a whole-person recovery experience.
The Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Abuse
Enrolling in an MAT program for opioid abuse is the smart choice to make for those who experience intense opioid withdrawals. It supports the safe recovery from opioid abuse and promotes long-lasting sobriety. Some of the additional benefits of medication-assisted treatment for opioid abuse include:
- A safer recovery experience with fewer risks of relapse
- Individualized programs that are specific to each client’s symptoms and severity of the addiction
- Medical support for any depressive or anxiety symptoms that may be fueling the addiction
- Behavioral therapy sessions to gain a better understanding of the reasons behind the abuse
- Develop new coping skills for managing symptoms and triggers
- Holistic therapy sessions that support creative self-expression and a deeper understanding of self
- Family therapy sessions to repair broken relationships and create a stable home environment
Enrolling in a medication-assisted treatment program for opioid abuse is the best option for getting through opioid withdrawals safely and with fewer risks of relapse. When combined with behavioral and holistic therapies, clients gain the skills and confidence they need to maintain long-lasting sobriety.
Enroll in Our Opioid Addiction Treatment Program at Crestview Recovery
At Crestview Recovery, we use medication-assisted treatment for opioid abuse for individuals whose withdrawal symptoms and cravings are interfering with their desire to stop abusing opioids. We are a full-service treatment facility that includes:
- Residential treatment programs
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Dual-diagnosis treatment programs
- Medication-assisted treatment
Are you or a loved one struggling with opioid use disorder? If so, pick up the phone and call 866.262.0531 today to speak with one of our caring team members.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.