Outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment

Several addiction recovery protocols have developed over time in an attempt to battle the opioid crisis. Although there is much debate surrounding which programs work best, it is widely agreed upon that a combination of different strategies is the most effective approach, as most would agree. One program that was specifically engineered with this in mind has found growing success in recent years. Medication assisted treatment, or MAT utilizes FDA-approved medications in concert with behavioral therapies and 12-step programs. Most importantly, Outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment has grown to deliver effective addiction treatment while being minimally disruptive to patients lives.

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Why Choose MAT?

Medication assisted treatment is an addiction treatment that combines therapeutic and medicinal methodologies. It  is most commonly used to treat opioid use disorder and alcoholism. Typically, counseling and behavioral therapies are incorporated with medications such as Buprenorphine (aka Subutex) and Suboxone. These medications work in the brain to prevent withdrawal symptoms and cravings (Buprenorphine). Moreover, Suboxone blocks of the euphoric effects of other opioids. Another drug with a successful track record in MAT is Vivitrol. It suppresses cravings, as it contains naltrexone, and can be administered on a monthly basis. In utilizing Medication Assisted Treatment, risk of relapse is decreased, and patients are able to assess psychological influences and the roles they might play in their addiction. Furthermore, MAT is always delivered in a qualified practice setting. Combining MAT with other sustainable recovery elements results in a positive “whole-patient” approach.

Suboxone Maintenance

Outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment

MAT has become the most successful treatment program used today. According to studies, relapse rates have dropped drastically for patients using Suboxone Maintenance and other MAT medications. One of the most efficient and cost-friendly ways to incorporate MAT into the everyday lifestyle is through an outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment program. Most importantly,  outpatient settings like Alternatives for you grant patients the freedom to normalize their lives. They can be directly supported by their family and friends, work at their jobs, and sleep in their own beds at night. Equally important, the cost of outpatient care is significantly lower than that of inpatient care, which at latest study costed an average of $20,000 per month nationally. Even this amount can be easily escalated dependent on a number of factors, such as location. Being able to recover with MAT without breaking the bank is a unique element only outpatient settings can provide.

Alternatives for You is a Medication Assisted Treatment clinic located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Servicing the greater West Palm Beach, Alternatives for You specializes in MAT care with Suboxone on an outpatient basis. Call us today at (561) 337-8880.

About the Author
Alexandra Bautista is a content intern at Last Call Marketing, which devotes their efforts to Digital Marketing, SEO and Social Engagement in healthcare and tourism. Ms. Bautista is a recent graduate of The University of Central Florida with a BS Degree in psychology and entertainment management.

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