Skip to comments.Which Medication Assisted Treatment is best for you?
Posted on 06/28/2013 5:08:21 AM PDT by DBCJR
Historically, opiate addicts have had a very poor track record for recovery. But evidence-based clinical best practices, known as Medication Assisted Treatment, have been identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that have nine times better effectiveness outcomes than traditional treatment. SAMHSA found that certain types of psychotherapy combined with medications like methadone or Suboxone enhance the probability of avoiding relapse substantially.
What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? Medication Assisted Treatment is a very effective treatment for opiate addiction. If you are addicted to opiates (like heroin or OxyContin) then you need to take these drugs multiple times a day to get high and to avoid feeling symptoms of opiate withdrawal. On Medication Assisted Treatment, you substitute a once daily dose of a medication like methadone or Suboxone (buprenorphine) for the opiates you usually take to get high. Once one is on a daily dose of methadone or Suboxone they:
No longer feel opiate withdrawal symptoms No longer get an opiate high No longer are obsessed with finding a daily supply or fix that disrupts everything else No longer need to engage in criminal activity to support their addiction Can function and attend to responsibilities like parenting and job Can get back on track with their lives
Once one is appropriately dosed, they will be clear headed and freed from the daily cycling between intoxication and withdrawal, freed from worry about where the next dose/fix will come from, and from worry about how to get the money needed each day to maintain such an expensive habit. Once on methadone or Suboxone, they will be clear headed and feeling well feeling ready to start rebuilding a life damaged interrupted by a period of opiate addiction.
Try the holistic approach at a physician-assisted vitamin detox center.
Be sure to bring your “Detox Poncho”....
“Be sure to bring your Detox Poncho....
What is a “Detox Poncho” Don’t know much about this stuff except through observation at a treatment center where I minister.
Locked in a closed room with heat, light, ventilation, food and liquids and lots of reading material. A couple of weeks or a month should do it.
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