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Why Seek Treatment for Medication Management?

February 1, 2021

As part of a comprehensive approach to substance abuse treatment, BrightView offers medication management treatment. Combined with counseling services and cognitive-behavioral therapies, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an effective way for substance users to get on the road to recovery.

What Is Medication Management?

Drugs and alcohol interfere with the brain’s normal function. With regular use, the brain’s receptors stop producing the natural chemicals needed to send messages throughout the body to manage pain, monitor emotions, and control behavior and actions. Physical dependency sets in as the body no longer has control over cravings and its normal function.

The hold that drugs and alcohol have produces dangerous and sometimes life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if not properly managed. Medication management is part of a drug addiction treatment plan to alleviate symptoms as a substance user begins to eliminate the drugs and alcohol from their routine.

As patients at BrightView begin substance abuse treatment, medical practitioners may prescribe medication to ease these withdrawal symptoms. Find out more about medication management by calling us.

Why Choose MAT?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is proven to be an effective means of easing the symptoms of withdrawal and keeping patients comfortable as they begin drug addiction treatment. Addiction is a brain disease that requires treatment for recovery to begin. Medication, as prescribed by trained medical professionals, helps to reduce the need for detox services and alters the brain’s dependency on drugs and alcohol.

It has also been shown that MAT may help to prevent relapse when patients conclude substance abuse treatment.

If you or someone you know has an addiction problem, it is time to make a change. You may have avoided drug addiction treatment before in fear of the effects of withdrawal. Through MAT, you will start on the journey toward recovery under the direct supervision of a physician. Patients who use MAT along with individual and group therapy are more likely to enjoy long term success from their disease.

How Is MAT Administered in an Outpatient Treatment Facility?

After initial registration and evaluation, users will undergo thorough and detailed screening to determine their current state of addiction including vitals, urine screening, and any other health concerns. Doctors and clinicians will then determine the right combination of MAT and cognitive-behavioral therapy to suit their needs.

At BrightView, there is a broad range of options for substance abuse treatment including:

Medication management to alleviate withdrawal symptoms may include FDA-approved drugs such as:

  • Buprenorphine
  • Suboxone
  • Vivitrol
  • Methadone

MAT is prescribed by physicians, dispensed by trained providers, and patients are monitored regularly for efficacy and need. As withdrawal symptoms decrease, MAT will be tapered while therapy and counseling will continue as necessary.

Where to Find MAT Treatment in Ohio?

Once you decide to receive drug addiction treatment, finding the outpatient treatment center that is right for you is critical to long-term recovery and success. With 22 locations and 15 MAT clinics throughout Ohio, there is a medication management program near you.

The caring, experienced addiction specialists at BrightView understand that the thought of experiencing withdrawal may have prevented you from seeking treatment in the past. Those days are over and addiction recovery is possible with medication-assisted treatment, therapy, and the right support and guidance. BrightView has designed its outpatient treatment centers with the patient in mind including ease of access, on-site dispensing, a friendly and welcoming environment, and immediacy of care.

There is no reason to wait any longer to start the journey toward lifelong sobriety. Schedule an appointment online or call today at 833-510-4357, or let us call you to learn where to find a medication management program that is right for your needs and at a location that is nearest you.

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