Medication-Assisted Treatment in Atlanta, GA
Introduction to Medication-Assisted Treatment
Almost everyone knows how much of a struggle addiction can be and how it is a lifelong disease that requires the right kind of treatment and support to get through and remain sober. What you might not know is that there are many different types of treatment and ways to help people suffering from addiction get through the process and on to a life of sobriety—even those who have been struggling with addiction for years, and those who have health problems.
Sometimes it takes more than just a treatment facility and a trained staff to get someone through their treatment process. Sometimes the hold that the addiction has on them is so strong that it takes extra steps to ensure that they can get clean and begin their treatment the right way to give them the best chances of avoiding relapse and having a long and happy recovery. One of the ways that treatment helps people who have struggled with their addiction is with medication assistance.
At Atlanta Recovery Place, we offer a medication-assisted treatment plan under the watchful eye of our medical experts because we believe that no matter how strong your addiction is, you deserve to live a life free from drugs and alcohol. Today we are going to discuss medication-assisted treatment, how medication-assisted treatment works, the benefits, the medication used in medication-assisted detox, whether your insurance will cover medication-assisted rehab, and how we can help.
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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment is a type of addiction treatment that uses medications to assist with the treatment process. There are different ways that medication can be used to help in the process, depending on the needs of the individual. Medication assistance is sometimes necessary if a person has unique struggles with their addiction, such as difficulty detoxing, physical health issues during treatment or if they need treatment for mental health.
Medication-assisted treatment must be done in a rehab setting because it must be controlled by the medical staff of the facility that the person is attending to prevent conflict with other medications the person may be on and to prevent the possibility of another addiction or a potential relapse.
A Georgia addiction recovery center will be able to assess the state of your unique addiction and provide you with the medication assistance you need to ensure you have the best chances of finishing the treatment process and going on to a long-term recovery. Our treatment professionals will work with you to address any issues you may have to develop the optimal medication plan for your needs.
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What Are the Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment?
There are several ways that medication-assisted treatment can be beneficial to the rehab process.
Firstly, one of the primary reasons that medication is used during rehab is to assist with the detox process. Often withdrawal can be quite severe. The longer a person is addicted and the more heavily they use drugs or alcohol, the worse the withdrawal symptoms can be. It can be difficult to complete the detox process without assistance, and if there are other health issues along with withdrawal, it can compound to create serious medical concerns.
Medication is also used during the treatment process to deal with existing health concerns that clients may have. For example, if a person has heart health-related issues, they may be allowed to take heart medication, pain relievers or other medications as directed by the medical staff at the treatment facility so that their health is kept stable and they can focus on the treatment process.
In cases where there is a co-occurring disorder that involves a person’s mental health, they may be prescribed medication to treat that mental health issue while undergoing treatment for the addiction as well. Treatments using medication assistance are always prescribed and monitored by the facility’s medical team to prevent any complications or interactions for the client.
Atlanta Recovery Place has a talented team ready to help our clients with their rehab process. If you think medication assistance is the right choice for you, give us a call today, and let us discuss your options and how we can help you get sober.
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Which Medications Are Commonly Used During Addiction Treatment?
The medications that are used are based on an individual basis as needed, but may include drugs like Naltrexone and Methadone that counteract the effects of other drugs to ease the effects of the detox process.
Pain-relieving medications, over-the-counter medications, and specific prescription drugs are sometimes used to manage health issues. Benzodiazepines can be used to treat mental health problems like anxiety and depression and may also be used in detox to control side effects that occur during detox.
In most cases, the facility will avoid the use of opioids and the most highly addictive drugs that may interrupt the course of treatment unless absolutely necessary. In those cases, the client may be transferred to a more highly monitored setting, such as a partial hospitalization unit.
Atlanta Recovery Place is ready and equipped to handle all your medical needs while in treatment because we don’t want clients worrying about their health while trying to recover from an addiction.
Does Insurance Cover Medication-Assisted Treatment?
Most folks will be happy to know that medication-assisted treatment is now covered by most insurance. The exact amount and type of coverage you have will depend on your individual policy.
In most cases, your insurance company must provide some amount of coverage so long as the medication-assisted treatment is deemed medically necessary. If you have questions about the state of your insurance coverage and your individual plan, be sure to contact your insurance adjuster and discuss your coverage.
You can also contact us at Atlanta Recovery Place to discuss the insurances we accept and what types of coverage you may need to receive medication-assisted treatment here at our facility.
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Atlanta Recovery Place Offers Medication-Assisted Treatment in Georgia
As you can see, medication-assisted treatment is a valuable resource in treating those with a serious addiction or those who had tried to get treatment before and failed. We are the premiere Georgia rehab center for medically assisted treatment, and we’re ready to be here with you throughout the entire process.
We understand that getting clean is difficult, and we want to do everything possible to make sure our clients complete their treatment and go on to live healthy, drug-free lives. Don’t let addiction take away more of your life, visit us today.
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