How Does Medically Assisted Therapy Assist with an Opiate Addiction?

Millions of Americans are currently addicted to opiates. The numbers have nearly tripled since the early 90s and they continue to climb at a rapid pace. While this news isn’t very positive, there are plenty of facilities out there looking to assist individuals who are tired of suffering. At some point, addicts look at their lives and say, “This isn’t what I want.” If this statement hits home, chances are you’re looking for an efficient, safe, and hopeful way to heal. At Edge Recovery, we specialize in helping individuals find their way. The first step is to acknowledge that there’s a problem, and the second is calling a rehab center that matches what you’re searching for. What most people don’t know, is that there are many ways to heal. Some recovering addicts choose a more natural approach, while others find the withdrawal symptoms too severe. For those who experience horrible withdrawal symptoms, they can find solace that medically assisted therapy is available. Keep reading to learn more!

What is Medically Assisted Therapy? 

Medically assisted therapy isn’t a cop-out for getting through rehab naturally. Medically assisted therapy aids those who have a stronger dependency to drugs than others. For those that have been using opiates for years or even decades, their bodies are completely dependent on receiving and processing that drug. However, when a person decides that enough is enough, the body isn’t necessarily ready to let go. This causes intense and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that can range in severity. Medically assisted therapy helps to lessen those urges and cravings, giving the recovering addict a better chance at completing rehab and avoiding relapsing.

Medically assisted therapy aids patients in paying attention to their immediate surroundings. During group and independent therapies, patients can actually tune in and be present. Without medication, some patients find it impossible to bring their minds to a standstill and their bodies to rest. Unfortunately, there are many stigmas surrounding medically assisted therapy. It is common for the public to say that one is simply substituting one drug for another. This is not true. The substances that are used to help are not addictive. Addiction is an illness. For any other type of illness, a person would take a medication.

At Edge Recovery, we strive to help our patients find tranquility and happiness within their lives. In order to get from the land of addiction to the land of prosperity, one must face the darkness, slay the dragons, and reap their rewards at the end. Fortunately, patients don’t have to go through this process alone. Our compassionate and caring team offers unparalleled support. We provide numerous programs including family programs, faith-based programs, health and wellness programs, continuing care, and more. If you’re ready to say goodbye to opiate addictions, contact Edge Recovery today at 833-888-EDGE. Medically assisted therapy is ready and available when you are. Don’t waste any more time. Begin your new life, now!

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