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Although some addictions can be better treated in a program that is completely cut off from drug use, some addictions are harder to beat, and require medical assistance to keep the patient safe and stable. Specifically, opioid and alcohol addictions may even be dangerous to try to stop without any medical assistance. It’s important to be thoughtful and careful when proceeding with opioid or alcohol cessation. Be patient and kind towards yourself, as your body may not recover as quickly as your mind.

Medication-assisted treatment is meant to alleviate some of your stress and discomfort as you progress through recovery. There are a number of options for medications that can be given to you while you are in the process of detox, as well as during an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Medication-assisted treatment can strongly benefit those who need to stay employed during their detox, as well as those who have not been able to overcome a cycle of addiction and relapse even after trying behavior therapy, group therapy, or 12-step programs.

You may feel unsure which medications will help you move forward, and it can be difficult not to worry about the side effects of medications potentially complicating your recovery. Next Wind Recovery is ready to help.

What Are the Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment?man takes part in medication assisted treatment

Medication-assisted treatment can be the off-ramp you need in order to ease your transition out of addiction, providing a safety net for your body to adjust to changes in brain chemistry.

  • Guidance from a licensed professional can bring clarity and confidence to your recovery process, allowing you to focus on your mental health and routine.
  • There are a variety of medications that can help ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings so that if you experience any side effects from a drug, a licensed professional can recommend a new prescription or dosage.
  • With medication-assisted treatment, more patients are able to maintain employment.

If you have specific questions about the benefits of medication-assisted treatment, you can reach out to Next Wind Recovery’s staff through our online contact form or can call us directly at 201.331.6569.

Our Approach to Medication-Assisted Treatment

At Next Wind Recovery, our team understands that opiate and alcohol addictions can feel insurmountable, which is why we are here to help understand your individual needs. Medication-assisted treatment is something you should consider if you experience withdrawal symptoms or complications with detox:

  • Pain and cravings – Methadone is often used for patients who need to curb cravings or pain related to withdrawal.
  • Mood fluctuations and relapse – Without the feelings of euphoria that opiates may induce, it can be difficult not to relapse. Buprenorphine can be prescribed to help patients who may be prone to relapse or have difficulty functioning without an opiate.
  • Drug dependency – If you are concerned that you may simply end up replacing opiate or alcohol addiction with a dependency on a different drug, you may consider Naltrexone, a drug designed to work without inducing euphoric feelings.

When you have already done the hard work of admitting you have an addiction, you owe it to yourself to take the next steps forward. At Next Wind Recovery, we will see to it that you are looked after and supported throughout your detox. This will allow you to move forward more confidently with a long-term treatment solution, such as our intensive outpatient program. We can give you specialized care that consists of small group therapy sessions as well as weekly individual therapy sessions, and help you build healthy new coping skills.

Contact Next Wind Recovery Today

Detox can be made easier when you don’t have to go through it alone. Our compassionate team members are here to give you comprehensive care that will have lasting effects. Start today and contact Next Wind Recovery by reaching out to us online or calling 201.331.6569, or contact us online.