Medication Assisted Treatment In New Jersey

Welcome to the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at Better Life Recovery and Wellness, a pivotal component of our integrated approach to combating substance use disorders, especially those involving opioids and alcohol. MAT is scientifically proven to enhance recovery outcomes by combining medication with counseling and behavioral therapies. This comprehensive method not only supports the physical aspects of withdrawal and recovery but also addresses the psychological impacts, providing a robust foundation for sustained sobriety and health.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?  

Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is a treatment approach for alcohol and opioid addiction that uses medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to substance use disorders. MAT helps normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and stabilize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drug. Common medications used in MAT include Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone, each tailored to individual needs to ensure the safest and most effective recovery process. At Better Life Recovery and Wellness, MAT is administered under strict medical supervision, integrating these medications with personalized counseling sessions and behavioral therapy to maximize recovery success.

Bottles of medications for Medication-assisted treatment

Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment  

The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at Better Life Recovery and Wellness offers a range of significant benefits that contribute to a successful recovery process:

  • Improved Survival Rates: MAT significantly reduces the risk of fatal overdoses by providing controlled and medically supervised medication regimens that help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Increased Treatment Retention: Patients receiving MAT typically show higher retention rates in programs due to the effective management of withdrawal symptoms and cravings, which helps them stay committed to their recovery path.
  • Decrease in Illicit Opiate Use: By satisfying the brain’s cravings for opioids without the high, MAT helps reduce the use of illicit drugs, lowering the risk of relapse and promoting long-term recovery.
  • Reduction of Infectious Disease Transmission: MAT has been associated with lower rates of transmission of infectious diseases, such as HIV and Hepatitis C, among people with substance use disorders, due to reduced needle sharing.
  • Improved Social, Employment, and Relationship Outcomes: Patients engaged in MAT often experience significant improvements in overall quality of life, including greater job stability and improved family relationships.

How MAT Integrates with Other Treatments  

At Better Life Recovery and Wellness, MAT is not a standalone treatment; it is part of a broader therapeutic approach that includes various supportive services:

  • Counseling and Behavioral Therapies: While medications treat the physical aspects of addiction, counseling and behavioral therapies address the psychological and emotional challenges. These therapies are essential for dealing with triggers, improving coping strategies, and modifying behavior patterns related to substance use.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs, incorporating elements such as individual counseling, group therapy, and support meetings, alongside MAT. This holistic approach ensures that all facets of addiction are addressed, leading to a more comprehensive and effective recovery.
  • Continuous Monitoring: To ensure that MAT is as effective as possible, patients are regularly monitored by healthcare professionals. This ongoing assessment allows for adjustments to the medication dosage and type, as well as modifications to the overall treatment plan to better meet the patient’s evolving needs.

This integrated treatment model ensures that MAT effectively complements the array of therapeutic offerings at Better Life Recovery and Wellness, providing a robust foundation for overcoming addiction.

Who Can Benefit from MAT?  

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) at Better Life Recovery and Wellness is particularly beneficial for individuals struggling with opioid or alcohol dependence. It is suited for:

  • Individuals with Opioid Dependence: Those who have a history of opioid misuse, whether it’s prescription painkillers or illegal drugs like heroin, can find MAT especially effective in managing cravings and preventing relapse.
  • Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder: MAT can help reduce the desire to drink and manage withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for individuals to engage in therapy and maintain sobriety.
  • Those Who Have Tried Other Forms of Treatment Without Success: MAT can be a critical option for individuals who have not achieved lasting sobriety with counseling and behavioral therapies alone.

Doctor is explaining about the medication to the patient.

Each candidate for MAT undergoes a comprehensive assessment to ensure that this approach is the most suitable for their specific situation. This assessment includes a detailed review of their medical history, substance use history, and previous treatment experiences.

Starting Medication-Assisted Treatment at Better Life Recovery and Wellness  

Integrating Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) into your recovery process at Better Life Recovery and Wellness involves several key steps to ensure optimal fit and effectiveness:

  1. Initial Consultation: Begin by scheduling an initial consultation with one of our specialists. This initial step can be completed via our website, by phone, or in person, providing easy access for all interested individuals.
  2. Comprehensive Assessment: During the consultation, our specialists conduct a thorough assessment to evaluate your addiction severity, health status, and treatment history. This detailed evaluation is crucial to customizing the MAT approach to meet your specific needs.
  3. Treatment Planning: Based on the assessment results, a personalized treatment plan is developed. This plan will detail the appropriate medications, their dosages, and the accompanying counseling and behavioral therapies that will form part of your overall treatment strategy.
  4. Integration into Treatment Programs: Rather than enrolling in a separate MAT program, you will be integrated into one of our existing treatment programs that includes MAT as a component. This ensures a holistic approach, combining medication with psychotherapeutic support to address all aspects of addiction.
  5. Ongoing Support and Monitoring: Continuous support is provided to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. Regular check-ins, medication dose adjustments, and ongoing counseling sessions help ensure that the treatment remains effective and responsive to your needs throughout your recovery journey.

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Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction and interested in exploring Medication-Assisted Treatment as a solution? Contact Better Life Recovery and Wellness today to learn more about our MAT program and how it can be tailored to meet your recovery needs. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the support and information you need to make an informed decision about starting MAT.
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