Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) uses medications alongside counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a holistic approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are of FDA-approved quality and are programmed to meet the needs of each patient.
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What is medication assisted therapy?
Medication assisted therapy (MAT) is a type of substance use treatment that combines psychotherapy or counseling with certain medications. MAT involves using medications to assist the person in changing addictive behaviors.
How does medication assisted treatment work?
Medication-assisted therapy is a treatment that uses medications together with other behavioral therapies to treat addiction.
The medications help to reduce or prevent withdrawal symptoms and to control cravings. They also provide a sense of well-being and reduced anxiety. Therapists will recommend certain medications based on the type of drug being used, the severity of addiction, and the person’s medical history.
How does medication assisted treatment help in opioid use?
The medications that are used in MAT are shown to reduce cravings and prevent withdrawal symptoms. These medications have been shown to be successful when it comes to helping people recover from opioid addiction on their own compared with other types of therapies, and when used in conjunction with another kind of therapy.
How does medication assisted treatment help in alcohol use?
Medication assisted therapy helps with alcoholism by reducing the craving for alcohol. It also reduces the withdrawal symptoms that are commonly felt after quitting drinking. In some cases, medications also are used as an alcohol deterrent, meaning they make drinking less pleasant, or even make you sick if you decide to drink. This therapy is often used in combination with psychotherapy, behavioral therapies and social support.
What are the benefits of medication assisted treatment in opioid use and alcohol use?
Medication-assisted therapy helps people with substance use disorder. It combines medications with psychosocial treatments to help people recover from addiction. Medication-assisted therapy is also called MAT.
Some of the benefits of medication assisted therapy are:
- It is the most effective treatment methodology
- The patient can recover from addiction more quickly
- It reduces the risk of overdose and death
- It reduces relapse rates
What are the risks of medication assisted therapy in opioid use and alcohol use?
Some experts believe that medication assisted therapy may not be a permanent solution to addiction. This is because the patients may lose motivation over time and either stop taking the medications or stop following the treatment plan. In addition this form of therapy does not seem to work with all types of people trying to reduce substance use.
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