Over the last few years, opioid treatment providers, and programs of all sorts have begun offering increased services. Some offer case management, some offer individual therapy programs, and some even offer peer-support groups. Yet no program in Colorado, until Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, had ever integrated the services; they’ve always been “ancillary offerings.”
Our Addiction Treatment Program
At CMAR, we designed an addiction treatment program, which rejects the notion that medication can ever be the central component of someone’s recovery. Addiction cannot be treated with a pill alone because it is the combination of a physical and mental disorder. Thus, medication is often necessary, but never the central guiding force. The central feature of effective opioid addiction treatment is therapy and peer-support. Therapy provides necessary psychoeducation, affords patients an opportunity to process emotional dysfunction, resolves trauma, reduces the impact of mental health conditions, helps generate healthy coping mechanisms, and builds trust.
Opiate Addiction Treatment
So what’s the most effective way for opiate addiction treatment programs to approach treatment? Well, it’s to use medications within a broader intensive outpatient/outpatient therapy experience. For someone to start and remain a patient at CMAR, we don’t demand that they take medications to assist their recovery. We believe it’s a hugely effective and helpful component, but we do not mandate it. What is necessary at CMAR is participation in group therapy programs and individual therapy programs. These settings are opportunities for CMAR patients to achieve sustainable resolution for their addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. Learn more at CMAR or call us at 833.448.0127.