Is Medication-Assisted Treatment Only for Substance Abuse?
Medication-Assisted Treatment works at its best when combined with counseling, therapy other measures depending on the individual. In effect, you undergo a whole-body approach to dealing with substance abuse, which means we help you address both physical and mental health aspects and improve the effectiveness of your relapse prevention abilities.
While MAT is often used as a substance abuse-only treatment, Alta Loma is different because we strongly commit to clients with mental and emotional challenges, such as PTSD and anxiety, with co-occurring substance use disorders. We understand how vital the link can be between your mental health and addiction and focus on treating both simultaneously. MAT is part of the treatment process.
Is Medication-Assisted Treatment Long-Term?
Medication-Assisted Treatment is not meant to be long-term. Alta Loma’s continuum of care for our clients is revolutionary and the next step in the process.
We use a coordinated and consistent recovery approach that helps our clients understand the relationship between their mental health and substance abuse. As a result, the goal is to help you transition back into your everyday life, starting with MAT, and help you continue recovery and prevent a relapse.
As your needs change, you will proceed through primary care, extended care and supportive living we provide and receive cohesive treatment in a structured environment.