Medication assisted treatment is part of our comfortable and safe detox
Some patients who seek help with substance use issues require medication assisted treatment (MAT) for comfortable and safe detox. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration approves of the use of medications, but only when patients also receive behavioral therapy and counseling from trained professionals.
At Kolmac Integrated Behavioral Health Centers, our treatment includes professionally monitored detoxification, rehabilitation and recovery phases. Our program provides patients with comprehensive, evidence-based treatment that achieves proven results.
Kolmac provides medication assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol recovery
Our trained clinicians and practitioners meet with patients and evaluate whether medication assisted treatment will help them in their fight against substance use. Every medication is FDA-approved and safe for patients.
During medication assisted opioid recovery, our clinicians prescribe buprenorphine and naltrexone as needed. Our professional staff provides Antabuse, Campral and Naltrexone for patients who undergo medication assisted alcohol recovery.
Our highly trained and experienced staff evaluates each patient prior to treatment
Every patient who seeks treatment at Kolmac undergoes a thorough evaluation process. Clinicians ask patients several questions during their intake evaluations that help determine whether medication assisted treatment is right for them.
If MAT is appropriate, clinicians and patients work together to make a withdrawal plan. This process provides a comfortable and safe detox that benefits the patient. Here are a few things our clinicians consider when deciding about MAT.
- Amount of time a patient has used a substance
- Whether a patient is using more than one substance
- Whether a patient also has other mental health issues (dual diagnosis)
There are several benefits for patients who undergo MAT
Medication assisted treatment helps reduce patients’ cravings, withdrawal symptoms and helps prevent relapses. Withdrawal symptoms are one of the things patients worry about, but the proper medications help relieve problems like the ones listed below.
- Sleep problems
- Excessive sweating
- Stomach pain
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Muscle pain and feelings of weakness
Kolmac always keeps patients’ health and comfort in mind
Medication assisted treatment is just one of the tools that Kolmac’s experienced staff employs to help patients who struggle with substance use. From our comfortable and safe detox phase to our intensive outpatient therapy and unique continuing care program, the patient and their loved ones are our priority. Contact us for more information.