Are you or is someone you know struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction? If so, you know how much of a negative effect it can have on your life. Finding a treatment program that helps you truly achieve sobriety is important. The Edge Recovery offers many programs to help addicts reach sobriety and stay sober. Our medication assisted treatment program in Coral Springs can help you or someone you love get sober.
What is a Medication Assisted Treatment Program?
There are many ways to help someone who is battling a drug or alcohol addiction. Medication assisted treatment programs are just one way to help someone. This is a relatively new treatment, and doctors are finding it to be effective for many. The addict is given a different drug, which will block the receptors in one’s brain, meaning that even if an addict relapses and begins using opioids again, they won’t feel the same high they did in the past. The drugs that are prescribed by doctors allow the person to function normally and return to work and daily life.
There are a few different advantages to medication assisted treatment. First, going through a medication assisted treatment program helps significantly decrease the chances of a relapse. Second, it has shown to be effective in preventing the spreading of infectious disease, such as HIV. Medication assisted treatment programs have also shown to be effective in preventing overdoses. These are the three main benefits doctors talk about when asked the benefits of going through a medication assisted treatment program.
To fully understand the benefits of medication assisted treatment it’s important to understand what happens to the brain and body when a person becomes addicted to heroin or opioids. When a person becomes addicted to opioids, or any drug, the neurotransmitters in the brain produce the high that a person feels. With medication assisted treatment the medication one takes will prevent that person from feeling the same high they once did.
The Edge Recovery is here to help those struggling with opioid and other addiction. If you’re ready to get the help you need, call our treatment facility today. Our drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselors will help you find the right treatment program to put you on the path to sobriety. Take the first step today. Call The Edge Recovery.