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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.
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:
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.