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What Is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Safe and Sound Treatment doesn’t function as a stereotypical Methadone or Suboxone clinic. In cases like those the drug itself is the main, or only form of treatment, and clients are often required to return to the clinic every day to get their next dose. This is not a very sound long-term strategy.

In MAT, any medications dispensed are just one piece of the larger puzzle of addiction treatment. The medication is used in conjunction with other forms of clinical, evidence-based and holistic therapy.

If a client must be prescribed a certain medication, our physicians only do so thoughtfully and as needed. Clients who are placed on a detox medication regimen, in order to achieve a more comfortable detoxification experience, are usually tapered off the drug gradually when it is safe to do so.

Prescribing medication during detox is only done to specifically treat the harsher symptoms of withdrawal – not to simply replace the client’s original addiction with a slightly less risky drug. After all, people rely on medication to manage other chronic conditions. Since addiction is a disease, it makes sense to retain the option to use medication when necessary.

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8 Things to Know About Drug Withdrawal and Detox

Being armed with the knowledge of drug detoxification and the withdrawal process can help you be prepared to take the first step of getting sober. Here are eight things to remember regarding drug and alcohol detox treatment:

  1. Drug detox must be completed before moving on to drug rehab. You must be free from all drug toxins in order to receive effective addiction treatment, which includes addiction treatment groups, therapy and counseling.
  2. Detox is only one part of the recovery process. Many believe that detox is all that’s required for recovery. This simply isn’t the case. Drug detox is just the first step in the ongoing process of breaking the cycle of drug addiction.
  3. Detox is challenging. Your body will crave the drug, and you will likely experience physical symptoms like headaches, nausea, chills and fever.
  4. There is no set amount of time for detox. Every individual is different when it comes to detox. For some, it takes two to three days to complete. For others, it can be up to a week or longer.
  5. Your tolerance for the drug will increase if you return to it after detoxification. Your dependence and craving for the drug will increase, too.
  1. Your privacy is very important during detox. You may exhibit behaviors that you don’t want to share with others. Within our detox program, you will be in a safe environment with experienced and dedicated staff members, most of whom are in recovery themselves, who will help you get through this transitional period.
  2. You may need multiple attempts to successfully complete detox. The process can be very difficult, and not everyone succeeds the first time. If you don’t make it through, don’t get discouraged. If you have made the commitment to seek recovery, you must attempt again until you can complete the process.
  3. Detox requires medical supervision.Withdrawal symptoms can be unpredictable. With medical supervision, you can feel confident that you’ll be safe even during the most difficult phases of detox. This will minimize the chance of complications while greatly reducing the risk of relapse.

At Safe and Sound Treatment, we understand the challenges of drug detoxification, and thus offer personalized drug addiction detox services to meet your needs. We have extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and we can help you be prepared for this first stage in your recovery. This is a difficult, but necessary process, and we are here to help you through it.