What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)?
Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT, is simply the method of using medication to make detox safe, ease the symptoms of withdrawal, lessen continued cravings or decrease the chances of relapse. If a person abusing drugs or alcohol can have some guarantees they can go through the withdrawal process with little to no discomfort or pain, the likelihood of that person agreeing to get sober vastly increases. Likewise, if medication can continually help with cravings and prevent relapse, it can be an effective tool in an individual’s recovery journey.
At CuraWest we use a variety of medications to assist our clients with the first stage of the recovery process. We also offer case management services and personalized aftercare planning, and if our clinical team believes ongoing MAT is a good option we can put you in touch with a treatment center which offers outpatient MAT services as well. Medical detox looks different for every individual. Some of our clients require MAT in order to safely undergo withdrawal, others need little more than over-the-counter pain relievers and non-narcotic sleep aids. Upon admission to our detox program each individual client undergoes an in-depth addiction assessment, which helps our clinical team determine which MAT options are the most appropriate for each unique case. To learn more about the role of MAT in our medical detox program in Denver, Colorado, today.