Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, is a method used to treat various drug dependencies (addictions). That said, MAT for Opiate Addiction, using the medication Suboxone, is the most commonly known “MAT” approach. There’s also MAT for alcoholism, which often includes Vivitrol. In both cases, the medications decrease a person’s desire to use the drug they’re addicted to, during the early stages of drug addiction recovery.
MAT boasts unparalleled survival rates. That means people on these medications survive at an incredibly high rate, particularly compared to the rest of the drug-addicted population. This is especially true of opiate addicts, who are currently addicted during an epidemic of opiate-caused deaths. Though survival is obviously critical, recovery is a lot more than just mere survival. A heartbeat and a life worth living are two very different things and demand very different amounts of work to achieve. Survival also doesn’t guarantee lasting change. Unfortunately, Medication-Assisted Treatment is frequently just…medication. This means no individual therapy, group counseling, family therapy, or social support. When treatment is just medication, it cannot resolve mental health concerns, relationship and family issues, or social reintegration. At Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, we’re committed to providing a complete recovery program. We provide comprehensive, recovery-oriented, clinically driven Medication-Assisted Treatment. At Colorado Medication-Assisted Recovery, we integrate structured medical, clinical, and peer-based care. Our services are designed around evidence-based and trauma-informed practices. Medication helps, but it can’t do the work of highly trained professionals. Medication cannot resolve the issues that lead to, or co-occur with, chemical dependency. Let’s work together, and find solutions on a comprehensive and individualized basis.
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