All too often marijuana, alcohol and, eventually, heroin use would cost addicts their job and marriage — and it nearly cost many of them, their life. A big issues with those who want to get sober are finding that the detoxing is simply too much for them. One man’s story stated that the withdrawal symptoms alone were enough to send someone back to using. The few times he tried to quit, he became nauseous, vomited, sweaty and anxious, and the cravings would be overwhelming. He used to stop the withdrawal from killing him. In some instances, an individual is not using to get high — they’re using to function.
Medication Assistance Treatment program, which addresses the key components of an addiction: biology and psychology is often the solution for these types of addicts. The program combines outpatient group and individual counseling per week with medication that relieves the recovering addict of withdrawal symptoms, as well as curbs their cravings for their drugs.
Many addicts and doctors believe that the medication component is important for recovery. When a person becomes addicted to substances like narcotics and heroin and alcohol, it shuts down the production of natural pain relievers made in the body. Eventually, a person’s natural pain relievers will be produced again. However, it takes a long time and in the meantime, the person is miserable.
While a doctor provides the medication, mental health therapists work with recovering addicts to develop life skills to help them address their social and emotional issues, as well as prepare them to find employment. The entire program is outpatient, so that participants can learn to address their issues in real-life situations. With the program, patients are able to form a better support system and learn to address their stress and anxiety in more productive and healthy ways.
MAT programs are popping up all over the country. Seabrook House has 3 locations that will offer the therapy elements needed by patients on medication assisted treatments.
Recovery is a process that begins with honesty and confession, continues with rehabilitation, and down the road hopefully it turns into being healthy and sober. Seabrook House is a drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center that offers individually inspired programs that provide the patient with the unique combination of therapies and treatments that suit their needs and personal history. All Seabrook House programs are grounded in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The Seabrook House Model® of treatment includes a multifaceted medical approach to alcohol and other drugs including opiate detoxification, gender-specific therapy with special emphasis on relapse prevention, and family intervention services. Seabrook House has treatment centers in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) with an outpatient office in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today at 1.800.761.7575 to find out ways for you to beat your addiction!