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Our Approach to MAT in Drug Rehab
There is one significant distinction between the MAT services offered at Lighthouse Recovery Institute and those provided by other facilities or models of care. In some cases, patients are on long-term opioid replacement drugs, which can be habit-forming, as a part of MAT programs. We do not use these medications, as they can result in the development of a secondary addiction.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for us refers to the use of non-narcotic, non-addictive medicines that are approved and recommended for reducing cravings. Some of these medications will block the effects of alcohol and drugs, reducing the incentive to use in the first place. We have found that many patients benefit from the additional accountability provided by these types of medication.
Our Comprehensive MAT Approach
Early recovery and treatment can be a delicate time, during which any help with managing cravings can mean the difference between success and relapse.
MAT is a method to ensure that patients have the best possible foundation for success by giving them time to stabilize without the added stress of cravings for drugs or alcohol. During this time, patients can learn coping skills for long-term relapse prevention to serve them throughout their recovery.
Medications commonly used include Naltrexone and Vivitrol. Naltrexone is a non-narcotic which reduces opioid and alcohol cravings and prevents patients from experiencing any euphoric effect if they relapse. Vivitrol is a long-acting form of naltrexone that can help prevent relapse and reduce cravings for up to a month.
When combined with intensive psychotherapy, community support, and a daily recovery program, these medications can help individuals overcome many challenges. Integrating MAT provides an extra layer of accountability and support, which allows our patients to focus their energy on the vital work of addiction treatment and therapy.
With the help of anti-craving medications, we can help develop the core elements of a robust recovery program for every individual that walks in our door.
Does Insurance Cover Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Insurance plans will cover some or all the costs of inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs. Individual insurance companies are now requiring the use of MAT in long-term treatment episodes. If you or a loved one are considering entering drug or alcohol treatment, and looking to obtain detailed information about your insurance plan call our trained staff today.
South Florida Medication-Assisted Treatment Program
Some people oppose the idea of medication-assisted treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. However, extensive research suggests that by using medications alongside therapy and traditional addiction treatment, the chances of recovery and long-term sobriety are higher.
During the early stages of recovery, cravings for drugs and alcohol can be severe. Our collaborative team of licensed counselors and doctors integrate pharmacotherapy to help reduce the desire to use and create intervention strategies that result in a more effective treatment model for many of our patients.
Integrating MAT provides an extra layer of accountability and support, which allows our patients to focus their energy on the vital work of addiction treatment and therapy.
We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.