Addiction is a serious medical condition. Sometimes, a medical approach is the best way to treat the physical and mental impact of this disease. At Gateway Foundation in Pekin, IL, our medication-assisted treatment center provides you with medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies to break addiction’s hold over your life. While this approach isn’t right for everyone, it has helped many clients find long-term health and sobriety.
If you struggle with intense cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms, these side effects of getting sober can lead many down the dangerous road to relapse. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) provides monitored access to medications that make withdrawal symptoms and cravings a bit easier to manage so you can focus on your recovery.
At Gateway Pekin, we sometimes use MAT as part of our clients’ personalized treatment plan. To determine if this is the right approach, we begin with a full intake assessment. A physical coupled with a psychiatric exam helps us uncover physical or mental health issues that may require extra attention. ax
If we determine MAT would benefit you, we may use medication short-term to reduce average withdrawal symptoms. However, some clients require medication as a long-term treatment if they are at higher risk of relapse. MAT helps these individuals remain focused on their recovery goals. Whether short- or long-term, however, the only way medication-assisted treatment is effective is when taken as prescribed. Our medical team will also monitor our clients’ progress to ensure medications are not abused.
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If you would like to learn more about medication-assisted treatment and the other evidence-based services offered at our center in Pekin, IL, we invite you to reach out to us today. Gateway Foundation has a 50-year history of changing lives through compassionate and knowledgeable care.