Supporting a friend, family member, or spouse in early recovery can be a real challenge. The temptation to take responsibility for another person’s recovery from alcoholism or an opioid addiction to substances like heroin or Oxycontin can be very strong—but micro management never works, especially in early recovery.

So, how can loved ones learn to let go? MAT can help.

MAT 101

Medication Assisted Treatment is a proven technique for helping people in early recovery. At our program, we offer the Naltrexone implant. Naltrexone is a safe, FDA approved, non-addictive medication that eliminates cravings through a small implant placed just under the skin.

The implant medically removes the desire to drink and use for months, which gives people in early recovery a chance to get relief from their physical cravings so they can focus on learning how to live, love, and thrive without the use of painkillers or alcohol.

When combined with therapy and counseling, this approach is highly effective at helping people heal from their addiction to alcohol or dangerous medications like oxycodone or hydrocodone. Only once the healing begins can your loved one start living a full life that includes family, work, and community.

Learning to Let Go, And Trust The Process

When someone you love is seeking outpatient addiction treatment, it can be really hard to feel like you’re just sitting back and waiting for that next relapse. But obsessing over their triggers to use can actually make things worse, not better.

When your loved one is offered outpatient treatment that not only includes sobriety coaching, but also powerful medication that allows them a break from cravings, you can better trust in the process and start to let go of the need to control their every move.

People with substance use disorders don’t need constant reminders of the ways that they have hurt themselves and hurt the people in their life that they care about. Addiction is often fueled by shame and isolation, and early recovery is a delicate time in which many addicts struggle to believe that they won’t “mess up” once again.

By modeling confidence in the process of MAT coupled additional supports, like Peer Recovery Support Specialists, you will demonstrate your belief that your loved one really can get sober, once and for all.

Relapse is part of recovery, but by using medication to eliminate physical cravings, your loved one is much less likely to give in to their desire to drink or use. Unlike costly residential treatment programs that only teach addicts how to get clean in a “bubble,” MAT allows them to learn to rebuild their daily lives without harmful substances.

​​Whether your loved one is seeking alcoholism help or relief from the pain of opioid addiction, we’re here for them whenever they’re ready to get real about recovery. We pride ourselves on offering realistic, honest solutions for recovery in the Omaha, Nebraska area.

You don’t have to trust us, but you do have to trust that the person in your life who is struggling with addiction. Trust that they can get sober. Trust that MAT and their additional counseling supports can help. And finally, trust that if you  try to control the process for them, you run a greater risk of losing them to their addiction all over again.

Let go, and watch them thrive. To take the first step, contact us today at 402-552-8890 or and help your loved one begin their journey towards a better life.