Recovering with Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) at a Glance
Many people who are dependent on alcohol and/or opiates are afraid to seek help for their addiction because it is downright terrifying to imagine what life would be like without their drug (drink) of choice…not to mention the paralyzing fear of the withdrawals and the overall madness that the early stages of getting sober may hold. People who have never abused drugs or alcohol may have fears of addiction, but the addict and alcoholic have fears of treatment, and in general of living a sober life, that are so strong as to defy understanding. Truth be told, these fears and unknowns are responsible for countless numbers of addicts avoiding treatment of any sort. They help perpetuate the worsening cycles of addiction and destruction and if left untreated, invariably lead to jails, institutions and death.
“The time has finally come where the addiction community understands the value of a Naltrexone implant.”
Today medications used in the early stages of treatment, when combined with a wide range of therapies, greatly improve your chances of a recovery and can keep you reasonably ‘comfortable’ during the worst of times. Using medication in this fashion is called pharmacotherapy. (MAT) Medically Assisted Treatment is a type of pharmacotherapy that describes any type of treatment that incorporates pharmacologic intervention for substance use disorders as part of the overall treatment plan. [To see how MAT is used in our program, please click FAQ.
The primary goals are for you to get sober, fully functional in society by meeting all your personal and professional responsibilities and, in time with hard work, possibly even to recover. This modality of treatment has proven especially successful for anyone seeking recovery from opiates and/or alcohol dependency.
Medically Assisted Treatment for alcohol/opioid addiction has proven effective around the globe when combining certain medications with a comprehensive treatment program:
- Medically Assisted Treatment improves the survival rate for those dependent on alcohol and/or opioids
- Patients are able to retain and apply dramatically more of the skills and concepts learned in counseling
- The potential for relapse drops significantly
- Physical health begins to noticeably rebound
- Mental clarity and lucidity begin to return
- The likelihood of transmitting or contracting any disease is greatly reduced
- Criminal activities are far less likely to occur than during active use
- Employment opportunities increase significantly
- Childbirth outcomes are vastly improved
- Healthy, positive choices in most areas of life increase immeasurably
There are a variety of medications used for alcohol addiction such as Naltrexone, Disulfiram and Acamprosate Calcium. For Opioid addiction there are Methadone, Suboxone, and Naltrexone. Our research concludes, hands down, Naltrexone is the safest and best (as well as its implant form) for a variety of reasons you’ll discover on this website and as you conduct your own due diligence (which we highly encourage).
The tiny Naltrexone time-release pellet is a non-addictive, non-mood altering medication that’s safely, easily and quickly administered subcutaneously in the lower left quadrant of the abdomen with an incision of only 1/2″ or so. It blocks the brain’s pleasure receptors from the uptake of alcohol and drug effects and in doing so, eliminates or significantly reduces alcohol/drug cravings. Every bit as critical, it largely neutralizes any potential for relapse, thereby allowing you to focus 100% on your program of recovery for an extended period of time. Naltrexone is not designed for the alcoholic whose aim is to keep drinking and is designed as one component in our comprehensive treatment program with the overall goal of not just permanent sobriety, but full-blown recovery.
Medication Assisted Treatment and Naltrexone from the perspective of Dr. Fallieras, Medical Director of BioCorRx:
And finally: “The medication naltrexone and up to 20 sessions of alcohol counseling by a behavioral specialist are equally effective treatments for alcohol dependence when delivered with structured medical management, according to results from “Combining Medications and Behavioral Interventions for Alcoholism” (The COMBINE Study). Results from the National Institutes of Health-supported study show that patients who received naltrexone, specialized alcohol counseling, or both demonstrated the best drinking outcomes after 16 weeks of outpatient treatment.
All patients also received Medical Management (MM), an intervention consisting of nine brief, structured outpatient sessions provided by a health care professional. Effect of Combined Pharmacotherapies and Behavioral Interventions for Alcohol Dependence appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association,Volume 295, Number 17, pages 2003-2017.”
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