Medical assisted treatment combines mental health therapy and medication for a more holistic treatment approach. Insight Treatment Centers offers this treatment for our patients who are struggling with issues of mental health, drug addiction, or alcohol addiction.
What Is Medical Assisted Treatment?
Medical assisted treatment (MAT) involves psychotherapy combined with medication to treat a mental health condition, drug use disorder, or alcohol addiction. All medication involved with one of our patient’s treatment plans are FDA-approved. The prescribed medication depends on the specific conditions they are dealing with. However, medication is not typically the primary method of treatment with MAT. Instead, psychotherapy services such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and family therapy may play a more vital role.
The Importance Of Medical Assisted Treatment For Recovery
When applied properly and in an appropriate situation, MAT can have many benefits. Not all patients require MAT and many recover with only mental health therapy alone. However, for patients that have a mental health disorder or are unable to overcome their challenges without medication, MAT may be more beneficial. The following is a review of the most notable benefits many of our patients receive.
Reduce The Severity Of Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms can become very dangerous. In many instances, MAT is provided to patients that are at risk of severe symptoms as they lose their dependency on drugs. This could include temporary medical assistance as the patient goes through detoxification or long-term medical assistance after detoxification is complete.
Reduces The Overall Risk Of A Drug Relapse
Overcoming the drug addiction initially is a huge milestone on the path to a full recovery. However, for many, sobriety is something that requires long-term treatment. Some FDA-approved medications may help directly or indirectly with drug relapse prevention. This is likely in addition to ongoing psychotherapy.
May Improve Social Skills And Functioning
Medication to treat mental health conditions may lead to improved social skills and functioning, in addition to an improved mood. Our team may recommend MAT for patients that are battling addiction and/or mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder, or a mood disorder (i.e. bipolar disorder). This is particularly helpful for patients who may have had issues of drug or alcohol abuse that largely results from an undiagnosed mental health condition.
Improved Mental Health And Well-Being
As discussed, our team is able to treat a range of mental health symptoms and conditions with MAT, along with dealing with drug use disorder and alcohol addiction. We seek to improve the overall mental health and well-being of our patients while they are still young and have their whole life ahead of them.
Find Out Insight Treatment Centers Can Help You
Are you interested in MAT to overcome your addiction or the addiction of a loved one? If so, then we encourage you to call us at 301.264.8924 or contact us online today. We can arrange a time for you to come in for a visit and start the path to a sober and happy future.