What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment or medically-assisted treatment (MAT) says what it means and means what it says. FDA-approved medications are prescribed to help minimize an addict’s withdrawal symptoms and/or block the effects of illicit drugs as they begin the treatment process.
Medication-assisted treatment is a straightforward, clinically-supervised protocol designed to address the physical disease of addiction—and it’s just one facet of a successful treatment journey.
At Freedom Healthcare Services, we believe that recovery is more than eliminating an illegal, addictive substance from your life. We do not subscribe to a “take this pill and go away” philosophy, which simply does a disservice to addicts, their families and the communities in which we all live. It’s clear that everyone benefits from a more holistic, comprehensive care modality.
At Freedom, our mission is to address:
- Drug and Alcohol Use
- Clean and sober support
- Physical Health
- Behavioral Health
- Safe and Stable Housing
- Self Support (Education/Employment)
- Legal Status
- Family Life
By fully exploring each client’s needs throughout the treatment process, we can begin to facilitate a treatment approach that promotes the greatest opportunity for a full and lasting recovery. Because recovery is a marathon, not a sprint, our goal is to give patients tools and resources that they can draw on long after their medical treatment needs cease.
Essentially, putting down the drug of choice and picking up MAT is but a beginning. And while we’re fortunate to be a part of new beginnings, we hope to lead our clients toward a path where they can ascertain their physical, mental and spiritual needs and choose healthy, responsible and substance-free ways to meet them.
If you or someone you love wants to learn more about MAT, please call Freedom Healthcare Services at 412-221-1091, or use our contact form. Look for more addiction and recovery topics from our experts soon.