The growing use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in addiction treatment represents a shift from the old ways of helping people overcome substance use disorders. Clients get help in weaning themselves off drugs and alcohol with more minor side effects and in a shorter period while receiving counseling services and substance abuse treatment. Greater Boston Addiction Centers offers MAT services to individuals needing substance abuse treatment to get past their addiction issues. 

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

medication-assisted treatmentMedication-assisted treatment programs typically combine behavioral therapy, counseling, and medication to treat individuals who abuse drugs or alcohol. The medicines provided to clients enrolled in the Boston medication-assisted treatment program at Greater Boston Addiction Centers have full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We rely on evidence-based research and the latest in clinical data to drive our MAT programs. 

Providing clients with access to medication-assisted treatment helps them manage cravings. Greater Boston Addiction Center constantly monitors our MAT programs’ effectiveness and makes adjustments based on the most recent evidence provided. 

How Can Medication-Assisted Treatment Help?

Using medication-assisted treatment to treat clients diagnosed with a substance use disorder helps clients overcome addiction issues with substances like heroin and methamphetamine. We make sure clients only receive the dosages needed to help with their substance use disorder’s lingering symptoms. MAT is also helpful to clients who may be back in rehab because of a relapse. 

The staff at Greater Boston Addiction Centers believes in what MAT can do for clients dealing with severe addiction issues. It allows them to open up to treatments that teach them how to modify their thoughts and actions as they work to remain in recovery. Individuals who participate in MAT may be more successful at transitioning to a life free of drugs and alcohol. 

What Are the Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Boston?

Clients who may have lapsed back into substance abuse after previous attempts at sobriety often have trouble getting over the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal. Medication-assisted treatment helps diminish and even remove that obstacle. Without the distraction of intense side-effects caused by going through withdrawal, clients often feel more capable of absorbing the lessons taught in a rehab program

Greater Boston Addiction Centers makes MAT therapy available to clients seeking help with an addiction to:

  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opioids
  • Alcohol

Research has shown that alongside other addiction therapies in a client’s treatment plan can produce the following benefits:

  • Less desire for drugs and alcohol or complete elimination of cravings
  • Relief from some long-term withdrawal symptoms
  • Lower risk of relapsing after completing a rehab program

Individuals who participate in MAT often have more success finding a job and maintaining employment after rehab. It may be easier to reconnect with loved ones or start making long-term plans for a life free of substance abuse. 

Myths Around Using Medication-Assisted Treatment

Many people think that medication-assisted treatment substitutes one addiction for another. They worry that it may be impossible for individuals to truly become substance-free. Greater Boston Addiction Centers professionals provide continuous monitoring of MAT services. They make sure that medication levels are safe for clients, adjusting as individuals progress through their programs.

Dispelling untrue accusations around the use of MAT makes it possible to expand the use of the therapy. That gives more people the opportunity to recover from substance abuse disorders. While some clients rely on MAT for months or even years, they manage to do so safely and successfully. Our staff keeps close tabs on clients’ medications and work to help them overcome a substance use disorder. 

Change the Direction of Your Life With Medication-Assisted Treatment

Greater Boston Addiction Centers provides support to individuals who need assistance overcoming an addiction. Our services and programs include:

Contact us today at 877.920.6583 if you’re looking for recovery support.