MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) PROGRAM IN Nashville
MAT ADDICTION TREATMENT IN Nashville
Reaching sobriety and staying sober for an extended period can be challenging when substance abuse has taken a stronghold. The first year can be the most challenging for many navigating their lives in sobriety. Often, substance abuse causes physical changes to the brain's chemistry and deep-seeded psychological and behavioral changes that are difficult to overcome.
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment comprise comprehensive treatment therapies that address addiction's physical, psychological, and behavioral aspects. Long-term sobriety can be achieved when you treat all these parts of a person substance abuse has affected. Although various psychotherapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and family therapy can help a person work through the issues that may have caused their addiction, they do not address the physical hold of substance abuse.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), also known as a medically assisted treatment, can help with various aspects of physical dependence on substances. Our medication-assisted treatment program at Recovery Unplugged in Nashville, TN, provides FDA-approved medications to help throughout recovery. Some of these medications can aid withdrawal management, relapse prevention, and even be lifesaving.
Our medication-assisted treatment through medical detox at Recovery Unplugged in Nashville, TN has helped many through the difficult withdrawal process. It has also been part of dual diagnosis programs to help treat co-occurring disorders such as anxiety disorders and depression to aid clients with managing these disorders without turning to drugs or alcohol. Some long-term medications help with cravings and block the "high" effects of certain substances. We also provide medications that can cause a person to feel sick if they use them again, which can significantly deter them from giving in. Medications that prevent relapse are lifesaving because the risk of overdose is often highest when users relapse after a period of sobriety.
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WHAT IS MAT?
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is also medically assisted and is often part of drug and alcohol rehab treatment plans. It is a drug and alcohol abuse method that uses medications, psychotherapy, and behavioral therapy to address several aspects of addiction. MAT can be especially beneficial for individuals dealing with physically addictive substances, including alcohol, opioid, and prescription medication addictions.
Every treatment plan is customized to each client at Recovery Unplugged Nashville, TN. When you check-in, your team of addiction specialists will complete a thorough physical and psychological assessment to create a personalized treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include a combination of behavioral therapy, group therapy, family programming, and medication-assisted treatment. Your medication-assisted treatment plan is also customized to your individual needs.
Our Medication-assisted treatment program can be used at every level of care and stage of addiction treatment. Uses for MAT include:
- Stopping drug and alcohol cravings early in recovery
- Blocking drug and alcohol's ability to create a high
- Alleviate withdrawal symptoms and ensure safety during detox
- Triggering adverse side effects when consuming addictive substances causes a deterrence to using them
- Treating co-occurring disorders including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder
- Help alleviate Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) symptoms (mild withdrawal symptoms that may linger weeks or months after initial detox)
MAT is most effective when used in conjunction with other forms of addiction treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, group therapy, and support groups. Using MAT with behavioral health and psychological treatment can help address all facets of addiction. Combining MAT and counseling can help patients explore and work on the root causes of their addiction while eliminating many of the cravings and uncomfortable symptoms present during the initial stages of recovery.
When MAT is used for detox from substance abuse, it can be lifesaving. Substances like alcohol, opioids, and anti-anxiety medications can pose life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, including seizures and delirium tremens. In general, the longer or more severe the addiction, the more likely it is to experience these dangerous symptoms. However, there is no sure way to predict who will get these withdrawal symptoms or when they will appear, so often, it is best to go through medically assisted detox at a treatment facility. Medication-assisted detox can also increase the likelihood of completing detox and not relapsing early on.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING MAT?
At Recovery Unplugged in Nashville, TN, MAT can be a part of any stage of your recovery program. Which medications will be prescribed depends on your initial assessment and medical tests. Your medication-assisted treatment program will also be modified as you progress through recovery.
If your treatment program with us begins with alcohol and drug detox, expect to have a thorough physical and psychological assessment upon check-in. Our medical professionals will create a personalized treatment plan from this information. During drug and alcohol detox, you and your vitals will be monitored around the clock. Once you begin exhibiting withdrawal symptoms, our doctors and nurses can administer medications to ease these symptoms. Our medical team is also well trained to address any medical emergencies that may arise during detox.
Some medications you can expect during this period are anti-seizure medications, anti-nausea, sedatives to help with insomnia, and intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration. You can expect to experience withdrawal within hours of last use, and detox can last between five and seven days. Recovery Unplugged in Nashville, Tennessee offers substance abuse detox for a full range of substances, including:
- Sleeping pills
Once your medical detox is complete, or if you have started treatment at Recovery Unplugged directly into one of the inpatient or outpatient treatment programs, your therapies will focus more on behavioral and holistic treatments. Our one-of-a-kind Music Assisted Treatment program will be part of all levels of care, including your initial assessment and medical detox.
Sometimes, clients can experience Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS), where more mild withdrawal symptoms, including insomnia, anxiety, and depression, can last for weeks or months. Often, many of these co-occurring disorders were present before addiction started and may have been the root cause of the substance abuse disorder. Recovery Unplugged's MAT program can help address several lingering symptoms through various medications. Long-term medication-assisted treatment is also available for preventing relapse by prescribing medications that block the effect of many substances and also deterrents that make the user severely sick if they ingest any addictive substances.
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WHY CHOOSE RECOVERY UNPLUGGED FOR MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION?
Choosing Recovery Unplugged in Nashville, TN for our medically assisted treatment program will give you much more than just medications to help with physical symptoms of addiction. Our comprehensive treatment programs help address all aspects of addiction with medication-assisted treatment, behavioral health therapies, psychotherapy, group therapy, support groups, and family programming. Every treatment plan is personalized to you and your needs to give you the best chance of long-term recovery from substance abuse.
Our medication-assisted treatment program can be part of inpatient or outpatient treatment. You can also continue seeing your healthcare provider after you have completed a program if you continue requiring medication-assisted treatment.
Recovery Unplugged also has specialized treatments for those with co-occurring disorders through our dual diagnosis program and we even have Christian rehab in Nashville. Underlying mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD, are prevalent along with substance use disorders. Whether you have turned to alcohol or drugs to self-medicate or started on prescription medication to control your symptoms but ended up with an addiction, we can help address the various complexities of co-occurring disorders. Our mental health program is also available if you only deal with mental health disorders but no addiction. Medication-assisted treatment can significantly help those with mental health disorders, but it also requires psychological and behavioral therapy to truly heal the root.
Recovery Unplugged is accredited by the Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the gold standard for alcohol and drug rehabs. Our unique music-assisted treatment can only be found at Recovery Unplugged. Music can profoundly affect the recovery process, relieving negative emotions and pain and elevating your mood while helping you connect, process, and express your feelings. The music-assisted treatment goes beyond listening to music. At Recovery Unplugged, you will play music, write music and poetry, and enjoy open mic sessions and frequent musical performances.
Our treatment center in Nashville is our newest location with 35 beds, comfortable client residences, and a world-class staff of doctors, nurses, therapists, and support professionals. We also have VIP suites for those who need extra privacy and trained chefs on staff. Common areas include a "zen" room and "jam" room, where clients can explore their musical side during treatment. Our treatment centers are pet-friendly, meaning you can bring your non-aggressive dog, cat, or other companion animals.
Our best rehab center in Nashville allows us to create effective, customized treatment plans to give you the best chance of recovery. Please give us a call today to learn more about our MAT program in Nashville and how you can be part of this beautiful community.