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Medically assisted rehabs resemble traditional rehab programs but they incorporate the science and evidence-based treatment methods of MAT therapy. At a local medically assisted rehab, doctors and nurses will guide you through the detox process while continuing to assist you during the entire treatment program. Instead of ending medical assistance after detox, medical professionals will help guide you through therapy to keep withdrawal and cravings at bay.

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Medically assisted rehabs are typically longer than traditional programs because it takes longer to taper down off of medication and get into complete abstinence. Medically assisted rehabs use all of the tools found in any medication-assisted treatment program. This includes Vivitrol/naltrexone, Suboxone/methadone, Antabuse, and comfort medications to treat symptoms of insomnia and anxiety. These medications enable a more effective behavioral therapy process. While receiving medication assistance, the patient can focus on therapy and treat the underlying causes and triggers of addiction. Therapy is far more effective when a person is not constantly craving a substance or suffering from painful withdrawal symptoms.

Medically assisted rehabs also often incorporate IOP. IOP, or intensive outpatient, is used after the inpatient treatment period. It is often held several days per week for several hours. It allows a person to gradually transition back into normal sober life while having the strong support of a peer group, therapists, and medical professionals. Doctors can continue to monitor symptoms, like those caused by PAWS, or post acute withdrawal syndrome. PAWS can cause depression, anxiety, and insomnia. With medication-assisted therapy, non-habit forming drugs can be used to manage these symptoms. PAWS can often be a major factor contributing to relapse, making MAT that much more important.

A local medically assisted rehab is not meant to create new addictions or to “replace” addictions. It is meant to slowly introduce abstinence and recovery with the help of evidence-based medication therapy. Medication assistance is proving to be life saving and effective. Medication assistance not only makes recovery more attainable but also prevents risks of relapse and overdose. Many medications used in MAT can prevent overdose in the event of relapse. They also help prevent cravings to prevent relapse in the first place. A local medically assisted rehab may be able to help you when other rehabs have failed. Call our licensed addiction specialists toll-free, 24 hours a day to learn about your options. We can help you learn about what is covered by your insurance and what type of program will fit your individual needs. It is never too early or too late to start saving your life.

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