Various medications exist today that can help addicts heal from the mental and physical effects of addiction. This is called medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. MAT is just one way that Taos Recovery Center helps our patients in New Mexico overcome the trials of substance abuse. Learn more about our medication treatment program, below!
The specific medications that we use varies on the type and intensity of the addiction. The effects of these medications helps with several facets of addiction recovery, including the following:
There are some significant misconceptions about medication-assisted treatment that we want our patients to know. Firstly, MAT is not a suitable replacement for other types of treatment methods, such as advanced therapy and personal development. It is only a supplementative tool that can lessen the hold of particular substances.
Secondly, MAT may not be the right option for each addict that we treat. Our trained staff take great care to examine each case, carefully, to determine whether medication is right for a particular patient.
Thirdly, MAT isn’t a final step in treatment. It is more of an intermediary step to safely transition an addict from the physical dependence of particularly harmful substances. During treatment, patients who undergo MAT at Taos Recovery Center will also undergo various therapeutic and educational modalities.
If you have any questions about how we utilize medication at Taos Recovery Center, then please don’t hesitate to give our helpful team a call, today! By reaching out for help, we can build an addiction-free New Mexico.
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