There is no single cookie-cutter method for addiction recovery. Any effective treatment program’s goal is to look at the individual and choose an approach that works for them. One such addiction treatment method is medication-assisted treatment. At Gateway Foundation in Joliet, IL, our medication-assisted treatment center sometimes utilizes medication as part of a comprehensive care plan. For many clients, using medication may be the key to unlocking long-term health and recovery.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a recovery approach that combines medication with counseling and other addiction services to help clients sustain their recovery. Within our MAT program, you will have monitored access to prescription drugs that can make withdrawal, cravings and relapse prevention a bit easier.
Before determining if medication-assisted treatment should be a part of your personalized recovery plan, it all begins with a full medical exam. A basic physical coupled with a psychiatric exam allows us to pinpoint any physical or mental health concerns that require additional care.
Sometimes, using medication is a short-term strategy, such as addressing average withdrawal symptoms. For other clients, MAT may be a long-term plan that keeps them on the road to recovery. The key is taking medications as prescribed, which is why our medical team monitors clients at every phase to ensure this relapse prevention tool is not abused.
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Our medication-assisted treatment center in Joliet, IL, goes above and beyond to ensure the tools that aid your journey to sobriety are used effectively and safely. If you would like to learn more about MAT or our other addiction treatment services, please contact us today to begin your recovery story.