Medically Assisted Treatment at ABLR
One of the four treatment components that we use to ensure long-lasting recovery is medically assisted treatment, which is the use of medications to aid patients in the recovery process. Medically assisted treatment has been shown to be highly successful in helping people who suffer from addiction and is an integral part of our addiction recovery treatment program. All of our patients are provided with medically assisted treatment for the duration of their stay with us.
The Benefits of Medically Assisted Treatment
Addiction recovery is a difficult process. The disease of addiction negatively affects almost every aspect of the lives of people who suffer from it. When they make the decision to get help and take steps to overcome addiction, it can be difficult for them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The use of the right medications can significantly reduce the level of difficulty and discomfort addicts face on their journey to recovery by providing benefits such as:
- Decreasing the intensity and frequency of cravings
- Helping them sleep
- Stabilizing their mood
- Providing them with greater mental clarity
- Among other important benefits
Medically Assisted Treatment Done Right
Like every aspect of recovery, medically assisted treatment can be done correctly and effectively or incorrectly and ineffectively. Many treatment centers prescribe or condone the use of synthetic opiates like Methadone or Suboxone for people who suffer from addiction. These medications provide no long-term benefits and have been shown to simply replace one addictive substance with another.
A Better Life Recovery does not prescribe or condone the use of synthetic opiates during addiction recovery. We do everything we can to help people who suffer from the disease of addiction and therefore only provide effective medically assisted treatment options.
Our team consists of Physician Assistants who specialize in addiction treatment and a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who evaluates every patient upon admission and checks up with them frequently. These experienced professionals then prescribe medications such as Vivitrol (which significantly reduces cravings and blocks the euphoric effects of opiates and alcohol), mood stabilizers, anti-depressants, and non-addictive sleep aids that the patients use under the instruction and guidance of our licensed medical team.
A Better Life Recovery constantly evaluates medical and pharmaceutical protocols to ensure that the medications we condone and prescribe are backed by scientific research and have been shown to provide effective help to people who suffer from addiction. We adapt our approach to medically assisted treatment as new research suggests we should. We believe in using all available tools of modern science and research in the fight against addiction, and we have seen these tools make significant positive impacts on many of our clients.
Let Us Use Medically Assisted Treatment to Help You
If you or a loved one is suffering from the disease of addiction, we urge you not to fight against addiction alone. The medically assisted treatment that we provide at our recovery center can significantly increase your chances of recovering fully and permanently. Using medically assisted treatment and other addiction recovery tools, we can give you the support, knowledge, and resources you need to overcome your challenges and win the fight against addiction.